Since 1 September 2005 bus travel in London has been free for all under-16s.
Press Packer Stephanie thinks that free bus travel is a fantastic idea. But she has one question - why are children in London the only ones to benefit?
"I think that allowing under-16s to travel free on London
buses is a brilliant idea.
will encourage more children
to use buses which will cut
down on pollution from cars.
It will also save paper
from printing all those bus
Also, using a bus is sometimes the
only way children can get to
Making buses free means that every pupil in London can benefit from using public transport.
Most people who are
reading this report are
probably thinking: "That
sounds great. There couldn't
possibly be a downside to it,
Well, I think there is.
I want to ask one question - what happened
to the rest of the country?
Forking out money
I live in Birmingham
and every term my parents have
to fork out a lot of money to buy me a bus pass for
Then it only lasts a
really is not fair.
a leaf should be taken out of Ken Livingstone's
book and free bus passes should be made available
If children in London get free bus trips, then everyone should."
Stephanie, 12, Birmingham
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