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DfT Campaign to Encourage Bus Travel

Posted in General News on Monday, July 24th, 2023

Older people and eligible disabled people are being urged by the Department for Transport (DfT) to make the most of their free bus pass this summer. This message comes as new figures reveal that concessionary travel has decreased by more than a third compared to the statistics prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the government’s £2 bus fare cap scheme this campaign aims to help reduce congestion and emissions while supporting the bus industry and helping grow the economy. Transport Secretary, Mark Harper said: “We want those eligible to embrace all the benefits their concessionary pass can bring, with free bus travel allowing them to enjoy great trips out – all they need to do is ‘take the bus’. Around £1 billion a year of central and local government funding goes towards concessionary passes to help older and disabled people get out and about while saving them money and helping grow the economy.” 

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