Free Bus Travel for Older and Disabled People and Modern Apprentices - Analysis of Responses to the Consultation

The current Concessionary Travel Scheme for Older and Disabled People provides free bus travel within Scotland on any registered bus service to anyone who lives in Scotland, who is aged 60 and over or meets certain disability criteria, and who has applied for and received a National Entitlement Card (or “bus pass”).

The Scottish Government has committed to continuing to provide free bus travel for those who need it the most, and this consultation looked at options to ensure the longer-term sustainability of the Scheme. Also included were questions on a proposal to provide free bus travel to Modern Apprentices, and to provide free companion travel for eligible disabled children under five who are not currently covered by the Scheme.

The consultation was published on 25 August and closed on 17 November 2017.


Published Date 2 Aug 2018 Type Topic