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Cost of free bus travel for pensioners hits £18m
10:22am Saturday 10th November 2012 in News
COUNCILS are set to pay £18m to cover the cost of pensioners travelling free next year – much to the disgust of some Daily Echo readers.
Calls have been made to remove the bus passes from the elderly because they are unfair on other passengers and causing cuts in services.
But angry pensioners say they have earned the right to free travel – and vulnerable people will be left isolated if the scheme is scrapped.