Take profit motive out of bus services

Dear Sir, — At the recent district council meeting there was a passed motion to fight the removal of the Your Staffordshire discount card which provided discounted bus travel to over 10,000 young people across the county.
This highlighted the wider issue around bus travel across Staffordshire Moorlands.
In the discussion around the Your Staffordshire Card, Coun Porter spoke about how he helped start the card, used the card, and supported the card for a number of years, but felt it was no longer necessary and said that “we should be encouraging the private providers themselves to be establishing some kind of discount scheme for young people because I think it is their responsibility”.

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