Free bus fares for those aged 75 years and over

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Those who are 75 years and over can start using the bus service for free.

This was announced today by Minister Ian Borg and Parliamentary Secretary Anthony Agius Decelis, when they visited the Centrecom offices in Mosta.

Minister Borg said that according to figures published in 2019, it was estimated that more than 57.5 million passengers made use of buses during that year.

He further said that as time passes, the amount of people using this mode of transport is increasing. In fact new statistics are showing that there was an increase of 7% or more out of four million passengers from the previous year.

Minister Borg also explained that there may be more than 19,000 that are expected to benefit from this measure.

Anthony Agius Decelis said that this measure is intended to foster active ageing, increase social mobility and reduce social exclusion.

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Those who require further information, can phone on 22483500 from Monday to Friday between 8:00a.m. and 16:30p.m.