Take part in consultation on free bus passes

Passengers on bus
Norette Ferns

Your views are wanted in a consultation on free bus passes for older and disabled people and Modern Apprentices.

The Scottish Government is launching this Consultation to seek your views on the concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people ("the Scheme").

They are also aware of the particular challenges facing younger people and are looking for your views on their proposal to provide free bus travel to Modern Apprentices and how that might be taken forward. They will also be looking to provide free companion travel for eligible disabled children under five who are not currently covered by the Scheme.

Over 1.3 million bus pass holders benefit from the Scotland-wide free bus travel scheme for older and disabled people. Free bus travel is delivering one of the Scottish Government’s key commitments, one they believe brings important benefits for all the eligible older and disabled people.

Whatever happens going forward, if you already have a bus pass, or obtain one before any changes are made, you will not lose it! Those with a bus pass will continue to access the benefits of the Scheme. In addition they will not be making any adverse changes to the existing eligibility criteria for those with a disability.

The consultation will be open until 17 November 2017.

Visit the Scottish Government Consultation Hub to find out more and have your say.