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http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/8862866.Bus_fare_changes/

The changes will affect young people aged five to 16 and students who use a GMPTE pass to travel to and from college, as well as some disabled people and passengers aged over 60 travelling before 9.30am on weekdays.

Youngsters pay a flat fare of 80p but that will change to half the normal adult fare for the journey being made.

OAPs will still get free travel after 9.30am

Is this fair?

Would it be more fair to make OAPs pay a small amount of their bus fares after 9.30am?

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The changes will affect young people aged five to 16 and students who use a GMPTE pass to travel to and from college, as well as some disabled people and passengers aged over 60 travelling before 9.30am on weekdays.

Youngsters pay a flat fare of 80p but that will change to half the normal adult fare for the journey being made.

OAPs will still get free travel after 9.30am

Is this fair?

Would it be more fair to make OAPs pay a small amount of their bus fares after 9.30am?

it's either 50% of wages to insure a car, or 15% of wages to use the bus.

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Kids in London get an Oyster card and have unlimited journeys for free.

They graffiti, swear, play loud music and intimidate older passengers. They should only be entitled to one return journey during term time to their school/college.

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Kids in London get an Oyster card and have unlimited journeys for free.

They graffiti, swear, play loud music and intimidate older passengers. They should only be entitled to one return journey during term time to their school/college.

Seems a tad harsh, what if they attend more than one day per term, not everyone does ologys

Edited by Tamara De Lempicka

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pensioners vote

and kids don't

and anyway, they fought in the Boer War you know and used to live in a shed

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OAPs aren't loud, obnoxious brats smoking skunk at the back of the bus. They can have their free bus pass. Teenagers should pay treble for being *****ers but get a discount on bicycles.

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Would it be more fair to make OAPs pay a small amount of their bus fares after 9.30am?

A fair policy would be to charge pensioners full fare and use the money saved to increase pensions. Then pensioners could choose how to spend it and those who travel by car or train wouldn't be discriminated against. However, free bus travel for pensioners is a national policy imposed by government, so not something GMPTE can make a decision about. If asked, GMPTE directors would be unwise to use the excuse that such a decision 'is above my pay grade'; because it isn't...

'Almost £860,000 paid for seconded directors by GMPTE':

http://manchestermul...ectors-by-gmpte

The highest salary for a permanent member of staff of GMPTE is £124,845.

[...snip...]

It was also revealed that the three companies had been awarded contracts by GMPTE worth nearly £10 million.

[...snip...]

...at a time when cuts are falling everywhere and hitting the poor especially hard, people are seriously questioning the massive amount of taxpayer money finding its way into the coffers of rich private companies rather than directly into public services.

Edited by CrashConnoisseur

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