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Should the elderly get free bus rides?

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-07-30 09:28

Editor's note: Older people can enjoy free bus rides in some Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai. But with the ongoing issue of overcrowding in the public transportation, many suggest that the elderly should not ride bus for free especially during rush hours. Forum readers share their opinions.

Ratfink (Australia)

Many states in Australia have massive discounts for public transport for senior citizens, but only outside of the "rush hour" or peak commuting times.

Should the elderly get free bus rides?

An elderly resident of Pu'er takes the bus with elder transportation card [Photo/Puernews.com]

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