Stagecoach boss: free bus travel comes at a cost

Stagecoach boss: free bus travel comes at a cost
Chief executive Martin Griffiths rails against Labour’s transport plans and says bus perk for pensioners puts services at risk

The government is putting bus services at risk by concealing the cost of free travel for pensioners from the public, according to the boss of Stagecoach, who compared the policy to ordering Tesco to give OAPs free food.

Martin Griffiths, chief executive of the transport firm whose takeover of the public sector East Coast trains was confirmed on Wednesday, also accused the Labour leadership of having “crazy ideas” about railways.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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