PT fares expected to go up 7% – How can you beat the rise?

My best guess is that PT fares are expected to jump by about 7% on January 1st. They generally go up by CPI (which the ABS says was 2.0% in the year to the end of September) but as part of a two year plan originally hatched by the ALP and followed by the Coalition, an additional 5% was added in January 2012, and is expected again this January -- but not in 2014... well, it's an election year, y