Milton Keynes youth fare protest
The council’s budget also proposes raising the youth single fare from 35p to 60p. John Bint, Milton Keynes council cabinet member for transport, says he would welcome alternative proposals from any group before the council’s budget meeting next month. “I accept in percentage terms it seems like a lot and it is a figure we would have liked to have avoided,” he says, but adds that even after being increased the new young people’s fares represent a significant discount on adult fares.
That in its first two weeks the petition secured fewer than 200 signatures suggests either a lack of awareness or a lack of interest in the issue.