Concessionary

RE: THE report on free buses under cash threat:

RE: THE report on free buses under cash threat:

The benefits for concessionary fares for elderly and disabled people have been very popular and to do away with it would indeed be tragic as Mr Lacey points out because of high cost nationally to taxpayers.

This scheme has given so many people freedom to explore and to benefit health and well being - a positive move. It has also benefited bus companies financially - prior to this allocation of money from central Government 1996 bus companies had concessionary fares in place for elderly and disabled people. Half fares - including return tickets - ceased to be available.

Each and every journey is priced at full fare.


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The question is why did those concessionary fares stop or was this because there was already some funding for concessionary fare for elderly and disabled people prior to 1996?

B HESLETON

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