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Free bus travel for all Scots would be non-sensical

Roger Sexton Nottingham NG1
29 March 2019
 

Unlike the governments of Luxembourg, Tallinn and certain French cities such as Dunkirk, I am not in favour of free public transport. It puts too large a burden on the taxpayer, attracts to public transport people who would otherwise walk or cycle, and encourages ‘joy-riding’. 

However, if there is one thing worse than free public transport covering all modes (bus, train, tram and boat), it is free public transport confined to buses. The proposal by the Scottish Labour leader...

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