Issue - decisions

Concessionary Fares

30/01/2024 - Concessionary Fares Scheme Reimbursement to Bus Operators

1.    Noted the contents of the report;


2.    Approved that the bus operator reimbursement rate to continue using actual journeys made with a concessionary pass from 1 April 2023 using the revised guidance from the Department for Transport (DfT);


3.    Approved that the Council will use Medium Urban Discount Fare Factor to reimburse bus operators;


4.    Approved that any unallocated concessionary travel budget be used to meet the cost for supporting non-commercial bus services during 2024/25 following DfT guidance;


5.    Approved making the free travel to hospital appointments permanent noting the results of the trial.


6.    Delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Transport in conjunction with the Assistant Director for Economy, Planning and Transport and the S151 Officer, to make any necessary changes within the allocated budget.