Extending free bus passes to community transport
Too many older people are still waiting to benefit from the bus pass scheme.
I’m pleased to support Age Scotland’s campaign “Still Waiting“, which calls on Scottish Ministers to adjust the National Concessionary Travel scheme so that the bus pass is valid on community transport services.
I believe the aim of this great campaign will help reduce isolation among older people who live at a distance from commercial bus routes, or who find commercial bus services unsuitable for them.
Here’s a short film Age Scotland made – I was more than happy to take part: