Wait for the green light before taking your pass off the reader. It only takes a few seconds. Don't forget to wait for a ticket to be printed if the machine prints one.
Keep your pass flat and avoid getting it wet or damaging the edges. Do not keep more than one pass in your holder, wallet or purse as this may stop the reader from working. Do not get on the bus without putting your pass on the reader and, where required, taking your ticket. Do not let anyone else use or copy your pass.
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This builds on existing literature, which shows that active transport use is associated with raised physical activity levels. Our findings also indicate that the public health benefit of the bus pass appears to be similar in different SES groups.
Previous research has suggested that price makes a difference to transportation choice and frequency of use, 37 particularly among those of lower SES groups.
These findings suggest that the public health benefit to older people associated with holding a free bus pass may be equitable across SES groups. In addition to whether one is a bus pass holder, the factor that consistently determines transport choices is having access to a car.
This is the factor that most reduces the likelihood of bus travel, walking, and use of active transport in general, a finding that is consistent with other research. This may be associated with better public transport infrastructure and reduced convenience of driving and parking in cities, leading to reduced dependency on cars.
In line with other research, we found increasing age resulted in reduced active transport, bus travel, and likelihood of frequent walking, 35 presumably as a result of increased frailty and comorbidities and associated lack of access to transport.
The National Bus Pass was introduced nationally in , and a corresponding increase in the number of persons with passes has been seen since this time, though there is also a reduction in overall use in all active transport and bus use.
This may suggest that increasing the number of people with passes is not sufficient to compensate for the overall downward trend in active travel in both groups separately. The strengths and weaknesses of the NTS have been described in detail elsewhere. However, a number of important limitations should be considered when one is interpreting our findings.
First, the NTS does not currently employ a weighting scheme for nonresponse, which may limit the generalizability of our findings. Although we have no reason to hypothesize that response to the NTS was associated with holding a bus pass, there remains a possibility that nonresponse in this survey may have biased our results.
Second, the NTS travel data are self-reported, so active transport use may not be accurately captured. However, the use of travel diaries should minimize recording bias. The walking data from which we derived our binary variable were not collected as part of the travel diary but as a separate survey question, and respondents may have underestimated incidental walking associated with active or bus travel modes. If this is the case, the association described here could be an underestimation.
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