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Mi Card scheme ends after tomorrow

Thursday March 30 2017


Barnsley Interchange Barnsley Interchange


TOMORROW is the last day young people will be able to use their Mi Cards.

MegaTravel Mi Cards - that qualify holders for a 60p bus fare - and Mi Cards for over 16s will not be able to be used after March 31.

The scheme - which gives off-peak bus travel discounts to young people - has been changed numerous times over the years, and once offered free travel before fares were implemented.

MegaTravel MiCards - for under 16s - will continue to be valid for use as a MegaTravel pass - and holders will qualify for an 80p concessionary fare.

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Reply Posted by Andrew White on Thursday March 30 2017 at 14:11
I wont be surprised If under 16s lose theirs,as well,how can they justify disabled free pass when they get motability surely if they get free car with everything thrown in including free parking, why are they awarded free travel as well or vice versa if they can travel on public transport how come they get motability make sense to check whos using public transport and ask the question do they need car might save a bob there

Reply Posted by andrew black on Thursday March 30 2017 at 14:25
get a grip

Reply Posted by April on Thursday March 30 2017 at 15:09
Disabled people don't get free cars they have to pay for them out of the benefits.

Reply Posted by Chloe on Thursday March 30 2017 at 21:46
My neighbours flashy motability car would certainly cost a lot more per month to lease than the higher rate motability payment plus then add on free tax, insurance, servicing, tyres and RAC. The amount they pay comes nowhere near covering the cost so they are getting most of it for free........

Reply Posted by joel on Monday April 3 2017 at 14:41
The family i herd braging n laughing what they wa gettin art of council in Norman dint need it they said hubby packed job in at redfearns to become daughters carer n paid son and their mate n all even though wifey dint work so she could have cared for her,they got council cash instead of puttin lass in respite care and all the family went abroad all inclusive for 2 months a year,council cash to make bungalow into a house so it was big enough for em all then get free council tax cos kid got her own space,FREE motability car with all trimmings and free bus pass plus 1 extra free and the council got us paying extra on us council tax to pay for it when ya bragging make sure ova foke dunt hear ya just gon a p... folk off

Reply Posted by Andrea harris on Thursday March 30 2017 at 14:16
I think this is disgusting lots off family's will find it hard travelling now

Reply Posted by Darl on Thursday March 30 2017 at 20:44
Not all disabled people qualify for mobility car

Reply Posted by what ever on Thursday March 30 2017 at 23:44
Listen I pay 12.50 for my pass and 12.50 for my hubbys pass 6 for each of my three kids per week just cause we both work doesnt make it easier.we all feel the effects

Reply Posted by Libby on Friday March 31 2017 at 07:27
It already costs us as working parents 30 a week (including lunch money) to send our daughter to school due to being just over border now even more. What about the people who have more than 1 child. People at college who still depend on their parents.
Schools/colleges may find that more student dont attend as they can't afford to go if they loose their passes

Reply Posted by Jimbob on Friday March 31 2017 at 11:47
News just in : having children costs money. If people moan that this cost is too much then drive the kids around or pay taxi costs. I think you'll find after looking at those costs, then this isn't that bad at all. Fuel / staff wages / vehicles / taxes etc.. are not free.

Reply Posted by jen on Friday March 31 2017 at 14:02
Stop moaning--- this country simply isn,t FREE to live in, you have a family and sadly you have to PAY , just deal with it

Reply Posted by tony bell on Friday March 31 2017 at 15:22
I concur, best comment on here..

Reply Posted by . on Saturday April 1 2017 at 13:06
This may come a shock but i couldn't afford the bus as a kid 10 years ago and i did this amazing thing called WALK!!!!!!!