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07 January 2016
Proposed Reduction of Fare Concessions

Proposed Reduction of Fare Concessions


Somerset County council is proposing to reduce the fare concession for community transport users (CATbus/SSVCA) from 50% to 25%

This is a significant reduction for already disadvantaged people who rely on Community Transport to meet their basic needs, going to the shops, doctors and so on. Many users do not have the option of using conventional public transport because they are elderly, cannot walk to a bus stop or live in village without a bus.

If the cuts are approved those reliant on Community Transport will have to bear 75% of the cost of their journey whilst bus pass holders will continue to travel free on mainstream bus services

Here is a link to the consultation.  It is likely that many of those who use this service are elderly and/or possibly not able to use a computer.  Please help your neighbours if appropriate.