Friday, July 11, 2014

DUP hits back in row over funding OAPs' free travel

BelfastTelegraph.co.uk: ""Let us be clear – no one is putting the concessionary travel scheme under threat apart from Danny Kennedy.

...With a Senior SmartPass, anyone over the age of 65 can travel anywhere in Northern Ireland on any Translink bus or rail service free of charge. They can also enjoy free cross border travel. The scheme costs around £9m a year. While both main unionist parties say they want it protected, the UUP believes an inability to reach agreement on Stormont spending has placed it in jeopardy."

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