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Poll: Should there be a ban on using free bus passes during rush hour?

A senior civil servant has floated the idea but it’s likely it would be fiercely resisted.

Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

THE TOP CIVIL servant in the Department of Public Expenditure of Reform has floated the idea of a potential ban on using free bus passes on public transport during rush hour.

Secretary general Robert Watt said that a debate needs to be had on how infrastructure, including public transport, is “priced” and “used”, the Irish Independent reported this morning.

Such a measure would create more space for workers and commuters on packed public transport. Any such move, however, would likely be fiercely resisted by pass holders, including the over-66s.

So, today we’re asking you: Should there be a ban on using free bus passes during rush hour?


Poll Results:

No (10143)
Yes (4150)
Not sure (514)



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