Cork TD says people should pay €6 a year for travel pass

first_img By Cliodhna Russell Monday 23 Jan 2017, 7:41 PM Jan 23rd 2017, 7:41 PM “There are people with pensions of €150,000 a year … anybody above a €50,000 a year pension should be making a contribution to the bus pass.As it stands people automatically receive a bus pass but Daly thinks this needs to change.“People would only apply for a travel pass if they were going to use it.”Your Say Do you think a €6 charge is a good idea? A CORK TD is suggesting that people who hold free travel passes should pay an annual €6 charge to fill the Bus Éireann deficit.Speaking on the Cork Today show on C103′s Cork Today Show, Jim Daly said:There are 1.3 million free travel pass holders in the country, the shortfall at Bus Éireann is €6 million so if one million of those people paid €6 … that would wipe out the deficit.He added that he would be vehemently opposed to any reductions in rural services, saying, “We don’t have the services that people in the city do”.There are many people who could afford some sort of administration fee in the region of €6 per annum. I don’t know (403) Share2417 Tweet Email2 No (2791) Poll Results: YesNoIt should be more expensiveI don’t knowVoteRead: Bus Éireann workers reject latest plan as two unions threaten strike action> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img http://jrnl.ie/3201304 Cork TD says people should pay €6 a year for travel pass to wipe out Bus Éireann deficit Jim Daly says he would be vehemently opposed to any reductions in rural services. Yes (7892) 37,402 Views Image: Shutterstock/Valentyn Volkov 120 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Valentyn Volkov Short URL It should be more expensive (1697)last_img read more