Bus fare increase will deter travel to town

Seniors in Victoria area may avoid coming downtown based on higher bus fares

My husband and I usually take the bus downtown three or four times a month to wander around, have a snack and do a little shopping.

However, with the fare increase for seniors we will no longer be doing this.

The monthly ticket is of no benefit to the casual traveller.

I am sure many seniors will feel the same and cease using the service. As a result, downtown shops will miss this senior spending.

We visited Scotland last year where resident seniors can travel by bus to shop locally or anywhere in the country without charge and act like tourists. Restaurants, shops, hotels any many other types of business countrywide benefit from this economic stimulus.

Could something like this be tried here?

Elizabeth White

Oak Bay

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