Sur­vey find­ings

Sunday Herald - - TRANSPORT -

THE Round the Bend re­port found the cost of a bus jour­ney could vary from as lit­tle as seven pence a mile to £1.80.

The un­prece­dented re­search project gath­ered in­for­ma­tion on more than 1,200 trips from 133 home lo­ca­tions to es­sen­tial ser­vices such as work­places, su­per­mar­kets, GP surg­eries, hos­pi­tals, job­cen­tres, col­leges, bank branches and post of­fices.

A round trip to a lo­cal su­per­mar­ket could cost some­one on min­i­mum wage five per cent of their weekly in­come – and more than a third of lo­ca­tions sur­veyed had no Sun­day ser­vice con­nect­ing them with lo­cal hos­pi­tals.

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