Vent your spleen.
I really resent the fact that you're putting a guilt trip on
the pensioners who are getting their long-awaited free travel. First off
it was the children; they need these fares to get to school. Now
they're starting on the housebound. For the housebound adapted
buses are a lifeline. They don't get out of the house without them.
Taxis which can take a wheelchair are extremely expensive. It costs
pounds 9 to pounds 10 per journey to go into the city; pounds 18 on a
shopping trip is a lot of cash. The bus which comes costs pounds 1 each
journey. They have over the years managed to get it in working order.
The drivers and helpers are very courteous and sometimes it's the
only time they've been out for a very long time. In other countries
they share their free travel and half-price places. In England quite a
lot of the towns already have it. It's not the pensioners who
should be put on a guilt trip, it's the Government, which
hasn't fully funded our council.