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Public transport

National and local government must take into account the needs and views of older people in all transport planning.

Free local bus travel is a lifeline for many older and disabled people, who use it to get to their GP or hospital appointments, to go shopping and visit friends.

However, we need to ensure frequent and reliable public transport is maintained and grown.

Recent publications and reports

Here are a selection of recent publications:

The future of transport in an ageing society (ILC & Age UK report), 2015 (PDF 690 KB)

Bus pass briefing, 2015 (PDF 385KB)

Missed opportunities: the impact on older people of cuts to rural bus services (PDF, 1MB)

Agenda for Later Life report 2012, Policy priorities for active ageing - Chapter 8, Lifetime housing and lifetime neighbourhoods (PDF 1.8MB)

Getting out and about - Keeping bus services free and sustainable (PDF 2MB)

Age UK response - Conservative Policy Forum local transport (PDF 152KB)

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