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Letters to the editor: Issue 551 6 Aug 2010

Replace free bus travel with half-fare across all modes

Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1

I would summarise Andrew Last’s address to the recent Transport Practitioner’s Meeting in York as ‘Reimbursement to bus operators for carrying seniors free is pure guesswork. Something must be done.’ But what should that something be? I certainly cannot agree with his suggestion of a 20p ‘flat fare’.

I am sure that Andrew is wrong when he says, “the great majority of passholders make fewer than five journeys a week”. Many passholders I know...

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