by Transport and Road Research Laboratory, Safety and Transportation Dept., Transport Planning Division in Crowthorne, Berks .
Written in English
|Statement||by M. W. Pickett and A. J. Barton.|
|Series||Research report / Transport and Road Research Laboratory -- 34, Research report (Transport and RoadResearch Laboratory) -- 34.|
|Contributions||Barton, A. J.|
LOCAL AUTHORITY OAP CONCESSIONARY FARES SCHEMES /85 ABSTRACT It is intended, following enactment of the Transport Act, that current OAP concessionary fares schemes operated by local authorities would be allowed to continue in much the same manner as in previous years. The main change will involve the. Local authority OAP concessionary fares schemes, /85 Local authority OAP concessionary fares schemes, / Published. 1 January ISBN. It is intended, following enactment of the Transport Act, that current OAP concessionary fares schemes operated by local authorities would be allowed to continue in much the same manner as. Although this booklet is correct at the time of print, the scheme is under constant review and may be modified to meet changing circumstances or the introduction of new legislation. Any changes will be updated on the Council’s website: Concessionary bus fares booklet May indd 3 12/06/ *Concessionary travel within the Republic of Ireland does not form part of the Scheme. Development of concessionary fares policy in the rest of the United Kingdom Concessionary fares schemes in the rest of the UK were traditionally administered by local government or, in the case of metropolitan areas, by Passenger Transport Executives.
6. The Concessionary Bus Travel Act provides that everyone aged 60 and over in England, and disabled people in England, will get free off peak travel on all local buses anywhere in England from April The existing statutory entitlement allows these groups to travel for free, but only on buses within their local authority area. 7. Guidance for local authorities on reimbursing bus operators and assessing passengers' eligibility for concessionary travel. Published 28 November . The Government should acknowledge the funding gap and commit to fully fund the concessionary fares scheme. The total cost of funding the statutory concessionary bus travel for councils is estimated at over £ million a Faced with significant funding pressures, many local authorities across the country are being forced to scale back. The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme is a national scheme by the Department for Transport in conjunction with local authorities across England.. The scheme extended the provision of free bus travel within individual local authorities to allow travel throughout England from 1 April English residents who have attained the state pension age for women, which is gradually being.
Objectives and benefits. The scheme provides free travel on registered local and long-distance bus services throughout Scotland, at any time of day for any number of journeys, for those aged 60 and over, as well as for eligible disabled people who live in Scotland. Councillor David Sparks, vice chairman of the Local Government Association, said: ‘The concessionary fares scheme only applies off-peak. Some councils have topped that up at their own council. The Scottish Government Air Discount Scheme gives a discount of 50% on the air fare on certain routes. For more information, including how to register to use the scheme, see the Air Discount Scheme website. Local concessionary schemes. You should check with your local authority if there are any special travel schemes available in your area. The concessionary pass is valid for free travel on all local bus services throughout England. This includes London buses and rural services, such as Coasthopper. Pass holders are also entitled to a discounted rate of £ return on Park & Ride services in Norfolk after am and £ after 12 .