Community transport providers seek government funding
Scotland's Community Transport Association is calling on the Scottish Government to fund the movement to the tune of £5m a year.
The charity estimates that it would cost £5m annually to finance the two and a half million journeys supplied each year by the network of community and voluntary transport providers. The concessionary fare scheme costs £163m.
“We believe expansion of the scheme would be an eminently affordable measure for the Scottish Government to take and that it would make a huge difference to the weekly budgets of Scotland’s disabled pensioners,” said John MacDonald, director for Scotland at the CTA.
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