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Bus News: Issue 350 21 Nov 2008

Hoon considers free bus travel for the young as Barnsley plans trial

Transport secretary Geoff Hoon, has said he is keeping an open mind on the idea of introducing concessionary travel for young people.

Hoon told the Commons transport committee:?“I do not have a closed mind to this. It is something I am certainly prepared to discuss, not least if the Treasury is prepared to fund it.”

However, he said that there might be practical difficulties in implementing the scheme, since many young people need to travel at peak times.

“What are the...

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