Concessionary Bus Pass Scheme Changes

From the Glenside News (February 2011) …

Central Government has decided that from 1st April 2011 responsibility for bus passes will transfer from the District Council to the County Council.

So what does this mean?

There will be no changes to the current system before March 2011.  Current bus passes will still remain valid until their expiry date. Financial constraints will mean some discretionary elements such as taxi-tokens and Rail Card contributions will cease.

The way you apply fo a new bus pass will be different. From April you must apply by post, or alternatively apply in person at City Hall in Lincoln (this applies for all district areas). The option for making applications and renewals on-line is also being developed. These options will give you a choice in how you obtain your pass but please do not apply any earlier than 21 days in advance of the due date.

Application forms and an information leaflet about the Scheme will be available from libraries, local District Council Offices, other key access centres and on-line.

For further information visit …
or alternatively contact …
Lincolnshire County Council
Accessibility and Policy Unit
City Hall
Orchard Street