Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ireland - Government committee report urges Free Public Transport

...According to the report, from the Joint Committee on Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, rural public transport has major implications for employment, access to medical services and social isolation.
...Among the recommendations in the report are the redeployment of school buses outside their normal school-run period; providing special services on pension days for the elderly; and providing vouchers so the elderly could access taxi services in the absence of other forms of public transport.
He also wants to see the free transport scheme extended to all forms of public transport.... IrishTimes