We are currently letting people know of the changes to the bus passes, we have posters on buses and in libraries but have very few comments back we are hoping that you can help to disseminate the following information:
The Your Staffordshire Card has been a popular scheme however the numbers of people using the scheme have fallen significantly. For this reason, along with unprecedented financial pressures, the county will be ending the scheme on August 31, 2019. Passes will be valid until that date. There have been discussions with bus operators concerning ending of the Your Staffordshire Card Scheme and they have commercial options available. To find the current ticketing option that best meets your circumstances contact the bus operators in your area.
The national bus concession in England is available at any time on a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday, and from 9.30am to 11pm on any other day.
The pre 9:30 travel is a discretionary enhancement Staffordshire has made to the national concessionary travel scheme. Unfortunately, due to unprecedented financial pressures the county council is no longer able to be able to fund this enhancement and is proposing to end the offer from Spring 2019. You can still travel for free after 9.30am or pay the operator’s fare if you wish to travel before this time or after 11pm on weekdays.
People can make comments up to the 30th November by email at yourstaffordshirecard and buspasscomments or by writing to The Bus pass Team at the address below.
Thank you very much for your help.
Staffordshire County Council,
No. 1 Staffordshire Place,
Please send all post to: Staffordshire County Council, 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH
Tel: 01785 276730