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Derbyshire public transport subsidies 

Location: UK » East Midlands » DE

Derbyshire County Council is consulting on ending train and community bus travel subsidies for members of the Gold Card scheme for pensioners and some disabled people. Currently, the card allows half-price travel on regional rail services free use of Dial-a-Bus minibuses.

The council is also looking to axe 43 bus services with low passenger use.

In addition, the authority is considering reducing its b-line travel fares subsidy for 14-to-19-year-olds in education, and lowering the amount it pays towards fares for pupils living less than three miles from secondary school.

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Increased travel costs will stop our young people’s access to education and leisure

The number of young people in High Peak becoming listed as NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) is already on the increase, so it’s vital that the travel subsidy - see http://www.sourceofthepeak.co.uk/view/Getting_around/Buses/B_line/ )
is maintained so our young people can choose to go to college, find work and enjoy the leisure facilities outside their limited rural environment.
We’re already losing out on the Wheels to Work…

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Posted by: High Peak parent at 9:40am on 1 March 2011

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