Free bus card to invite more to use public transport

Swindon Advertiser: Free bus card to invite more to use public transport Free bus card to invite more to use public transport

DURING January and February 2014, employees who currently drive to work will be able to apply for a free smartcard that will be preloaded with six or seven days free bus travel.

Swindon Travel Choices will be holding bus smartcard ‘sign up’ sessions in libraries at these times:

 

  •  Central Library, January 11, from 10am to 1pm;

     

     

  • Central Library, January 17, from 5pm to 7pm;

     

     

  • North Swindon Library, January 25, from 10am to 1pm;

     

     

  • Central Library, February 1, from 10am to 1pm;

     

     

  •  West Swindon Library, February 8, from 10am to 1pm;

     

     

  • North Swindon Library, February 15, from 10am to 1pm; and

     

     

  •  West Swindon Library, February 22, from 10am to 1pm.

     

    Travel planning advisors will be on hand to assist with the application form and offer free bus travel advice.

    This is the second year that Swindon Travel Choices has run the promotion, which is in response to employees wanting cheaper bus travel and more information about public transport. In February 2013, more than 1,100 free smartcards were distributed, with one in five people continuing to top their cards up and using them regularly.

    The amount of free smartcards will again be limited this time, and conditions apply. The full terms and conditions are on the Swindon Travel Choices website at www.swindontravelchoices.org.uk.

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10:24am Tue 31 Dec 13

oddbob says...

Looking on the website, I guess this won't apply to outer areas as it's just Thamesdown?
Looking on the website, I guess this won't apply to outer areas as it's just Thamesdown? oddbob

1:11pm Tue 31 Dec 13

swindondad says...

If there was a bus that would get me into work in time for an early shift or home after a late shift then I might thing about it but as it stands it does not work for those of us who work shifts.
If there was a bus that would get me into work in time for an early shift or home after a late shift then I might thing about it but as it stands it does not work for those of us who work shifts. swindondad

5:31pm Tue 31 Dec 13

PJC says...

People might use the buses more if the fares were more flexible....
People might use the buses more if the fares were more flexible.... PJC

11:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

villageoldman says...

When all councillors, MPs police, ect use buses I'll think of getting out of my car.
When all councillors, MPs police, ect use buses I'll think of getting out of my car. villageoldman

9:04am Wed 1 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

PJC wrote:
People might use the buses more if the fares were more flexible....
Its not just fares its routes. I would take me an hour longer each way than my 15 minute commute to work so there is no chance I would even consider it. If you want people to use something you have to provide something they actually need and benefit from rather than forcing them to your ways.
[quote][p][bold]PJC[/bold] wrote: People might use the buses more if the fares were more flexible....[/p][/quote]Its not just fares its routes. I would take me an hour longer each way than my 15 minute commute to work so there is no chance I would even consider it. If you want people to use something you have to provide something they actually need and benefit from rather than forcing them to your ways. house on the hill

8:26pm Wed 1 Jan 14

PJC says...

house on the hill wrote:
PJC wrote:
People might use the buses more if the fares were more flexible....
Its not just fares its routes. I would take me an hour longer each way than my 15 minute commute to work so there is no chance I would even consider it. If you want people to use something you have to provide something they actually need and benefit from rather than forcing them to your ways.
That too...
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PJC[/bold] wrote: People might use the buses more if the fares were more flexible....[/p][/quote]Its not just fares its routes. I would take me an hour longer each way than my 15 minute commute to work so there is no chance I would even consider it. If you want people to use something you have to provide something they actually need and benefit from rather than forcing them to your ways.[/p][/quote]That too... PJC

10:28am Thu 2 Jan 14

ManWithCar says...

villageoldman wrote:
When all councillors, MPs police, ect use buses I'll think of getting out of my car.
Why would the Police use the bus as opposed to a pursuit vehicle? I've seen some ludicrous comments on here but yours is the best so far!
[quote][p][bold]villageoldman[/bold] wrote: When all councillors, MPs police, ect use buses I'll think of getting out of my car.[/p][/quote]Why would the Police use the bus as opposed to a pursuit vehicle? I've seen some ludicrous comments on here but yours is the best so far! ManWithCar

11:21am Thu 2 Jan 14

Ringer says...

Giving away free bus rides? Not surprising, given that buses run around town virtually empty for most of the day.

Get rid of the bus lanes, NOW.
Giving away free bus rides? Not surprising, given that buses run around town virtually empty for most of the day. Get rid of the bus lanes, NOW. Ringer

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