The costs and benefits of concessionary bus travel for older and disabled people in Britain
This new research from Greener Journeys shows that free bus passes for older and disabled people delivers a range of winder benefits to the UK’s society and economy. Using official Department of Transport guidelines, it found that for every £1 spend on the bus pass, over £2.87 of benefits were generated.
Greener Journeys is the national campaign for modal shift from car to bus and coach.
Made up of an alliance of UK bus and coach companies and wider stakeholders, we promote the potential of bus and coach travel to:
- help drive economic growth at national and local levels
- boost access to job markets, high streets, local services and leisure
- reduce congestion and carbon emissions
Source: The Kings Fund Health and Wellbeing Boards bulletin 15 September 2014