Only a few days left to have your say on buses

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HAMPSHIRE residents have until the end of the month to have their say about how subsidies for public transport in Hampshire should be spent.

The county council is asking people to comment on bus and community transport services as part of a review into which services should receive financial support from the public purse.

The consultation was set up in March to gain as much information as possible on people’s preferences and views on bus subsidies, bus information and concessionary fares in the county.

The council spends more than £4m every year on subsidising bus routes which are considered financially unviable by the commercial operators.

Its contribution to the national concessionary fares scheme which provides older people with free bus travel from 9am instead of 9.30am costs an extra £300,000, bringing its total cost to £13m a year.

Call 01962 846785 or email environment.bus.review@hants.gov.uk to request a response form.

Alternatively, respond online by going to the website at www.hants.gov.uk/transportconsultation2014.

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