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£1 bus passes plan
5:00pm Friday 8th February 2013 in News
A MULTI-MILLION pound overhaul of bus passes for young people is being planned in Worcestershire – including the possibility of a new flat £1 rate to travel anywhere in the county for under 25s.
The county council’s taxpayer-subsidised Severn Card pass scheme is being torn up amid concerns not enough people are taking advantage of it.
A more modern pass will be brought in aimed at easing congestion across Worcestershire and helping teenagers attend jobs or college courses easier.
A watchdog-style panel of councillors has raised the idea that the new improved bus pass could be extended to all under 25s instead of just under 19s who benefit currently.
Further talks will take place with bus operators before a decision is made in the spring.