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Scottish fares review rejects concession changes despite cost pressure

Rhodri Clark
24 April 2024
 

The Scottish Government has ruled out any changes to its National Concessionary Travel Scheme, such as a flat fare or annual charge, despite acknowledging that the scheme’s cost will increase as the population ages.

The government’s Fair Fares Review also says that the cost of motoring relative to public transport needs to be addressed, but makes no recommendations about car demand restraint. A “forthcoming route map to 20% car kilometre reduction” will “aim to set...

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