Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Government underfunding bus passes - councils left to pick up the tab

An article in the Mail highlights a Government underfunding of £30 million for bus passess, leaving councils to pick up the difference. Some of the biggest shortfalls affect councils in popular tourist areas.

The Government is also restricting the services on which passes can be used, so that you can't now use them on routes where more than half the seats can be booked, such as long-distance services, and buses 'intended primarily for tourism'.

Not something that is likely to affect this area too much, but you may not get a free ride on a seaside open-top bus any more.

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