Free bus travel call

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Anas Sar­war has pledged to ex­tend free bus travel to all 16 to 18-year-olds and car­ers if he is elected Scot­tish Labour leader.

The move, which he claims would cost around £12 mil­lion a year, comes as the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s con­sul­ta­tion on the fu­ture of the free bus pass en­ters its fi­nal few days.

SNP min­sters are planning to raise the min­i­mum el­i­gi­bil­ity age for a free bus pass to save cash.

Mr Sar­war said: “I firmly op­pose any changes to the el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria.”

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