26 Apr '14, 12pm

Why the bus pass is great value for the country | Campaign for Better Transport

1 March 2014: The concessionary bus pass is often criticised as a subsidy to rich pensioners. But in fact it's a vital part of everyday life for millions of people. Each of the 9.7 million concessionary passes held by older and disabled people is used an average of 105 times a year. Pensioners on the lowest incomes are most likely to use their bus pass and many regard it as essential for common journeys for shopping, to visit family and friends and to access healthcare. Research shows that access to concessionary travel contributes significantly to a more active lifestyle among some older people. Being able to use public transport helps people get out and about, reducing the likelihood of weight problems, something which costs the NHS over £10bn a year. Free bus travel also helps tackle many people’s biggest fear – loneliness and isolation. The recent LGA report shows that...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blogs/bus/bus-pass-is-g...

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