About the study
As a result of policy changes since 2000, there are very high levels of concessionary pass ownership in England. Of those eligible on the grounds of age, a clear majority (77 per cent) own a concessionary bus pass. Fifty-two per cent of concessionary pass holders use their pass at least once a week. Almost all (98 per cent of) bus trips made by those eligible for a pass are made by concessionary pass holders.
Potential policy impact
Adds key quantitative evidence to the debate around the concessionary bus pass in light of threats to its universal continuation.
Secondary analysis of National Travey Survey data combined with specially-commissioned questions placed on an omnibus survey.