Posted by Brian on 20th December 2007 at 10:57 AM
Adam Hart-Davis Registers For New Bus Pass
Adam Hart-Davis has today welcomed a campaign to encourage people aged 60 or over and eligible disabled to register for their new free bus pass.
From 1st April 2008 the current bus passes which allow free local off-peak bus travel within local authority boundaries will be extended to allow them to be used anywhere in England.
Whilst personally registering today in the centre of Bristol Adam commented: "Being able to travel around Bristol on the bus for free is something that 65,000 people aged 60 or over and disabled have been able to enjoy.
"But this new entitlement will mean so much more. It will make it easier to get around when visiting family and friends, or on holiday in another part of the country.
"People's day-to-day travel will benefit, allowing them greater freedom and independence. I would urge everyone who's eligible to register for their new pass - it's their entitlement."
Existing cardholders are currently being contacted local authorities and advised what they need to do to get their new pass.
Also registering today was Councillor Royston Griffey, The Lord Mayor of Bristol.
The Lord Mayor said: "We have eagerly been anticipating the launch of the new national bus concession which will provide a major boost for many members of the local community.
"I urge anyone who is eligible and has not yet taken up this concession to contact Bristol City Council or their local council for more details and make sure they get the benefits they deserve."
For more general information about the national concession click here
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