Funding for travel scheme is welcomed by Bearsden MSP

Fiona McLeod
Fiona McLeod

Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Fiona McLeod has welcomed the Scottish Government’s continuing investment in concessionary travel – after new research showed more than 28,000 people in the district benefited from the scheme.

The findings shows that 26,651 over 60s and 1,830 disabled people in the authority benefited from the policy. Transport Scotland and the bus industry will continue to work together to see that the £414m invested in the scheme, over the next two years, will provide free bus travel for over 60s, and vulnerable groups.

Ms McLeod said: “The SNP Government’s deal to ensure that concessionary bus travel continues in coming years is hugely significant – and this new research shows just how important this investment is to the thousands of older and disabled people in East Dunbartonshire who are benefiting from this scheme.

“Concessionary bus travel gives people, who might otherwise be restricted, a greater sense of independence.”