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In Passing: Issue 345 12 Sep 2008

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Bus, Fares/ticketing, Surveys, Other, England

Total recall?

To find out how pensioners in England avail themselves of the nationwide concessionary travel scheme, the Office for National Statistics quizzed 1,000 over-60s on everything from the ease of obtaining a pass to how they found out about the scheme in the first place.

At one stage in the interview, each respondent was asked how many times they had used the bus in the past month. But it seems that asking silver-haired passengers to remember a whole month was a challenge.

“These results...

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