Survey of Concessionary Bus Fares

May 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;May2002, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p5
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Results of survey looking at the extent of reduced bus fares available to elderly and disabled people have been published by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. The survey focused on concessionary bus fare schemes for elderly and disabled people. The main objective of the survey was to monitor the effect of the Transport Act 2000, which introduced a statutory half-fare scheme for elderly and disabled people. 94 percent of local authorities offer a half-fare concessionary scheme for the elderly. About a third of local authorities offered free travel for the blind. Two percent offered free travel to the elderly and three percent for the disabled people. Some local authorities had restrictions on travel times, with no free travel until after the morning peak.


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