- Jun 21, 2012
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Yeah I can see that in parts of the country here but i cant complain about the public transport here in my neck o the woods (GMTE) , it's excellent.And never mind that in many places, mass transit either sucks or is nonexistent.
I live 5 minutes from bus & train station with three trains in the hour every hour till late & buses run every ten minutes in any direction I care to mention.
As a pensioner I do have my free concessionary travel pass for my county which I use as much as my car, In most cases it isn't worth me getting the car out of the garage to go into town as it takes longer than the bus, I can even go to the next town 9 miles away on the train quicker than it takes to drive two miles into my town because of chronic congestion.
For the first time ever they're introducing a £10/year charge on the concessionary travel pass from the 1st February because of environmental/air quality changes/ CAZ's etc.
From what I've read they are wanting to get rid of diesel buses over time & presumably this charge will go towards electric buses not to mention getting rid of the councils diesel vehicles!!!
I should imagine that's going to cost a pretty penny, Here's an insight whilst I'm on the subject of diesel vehicles I'm reading fleet lease companies are having vans returned early to avoid the daily clean air charges because of the new CAZ,ULEZ's being introduced, they are shipping diesel vans around the country where the CAZ's haven't come into effect yet
We are nowhere near the ICE ban and already the brown stuff is hitting the fan