Parking charges and free buses

Introduce car parking charges for Government staff in all locations (not just douglas), with no exceptions, but provide sufficient pool cars so that people needing to use a car for work business can do so (including MHKs and CEOs). At the same time make commuter time bus travel free of charge for all except OAPs.

Needs consideration about staff working unsocial hours -maybe parking outside standard office hours could be free. A halfway house might be reduced price carparking and free shuttle bus service on the outskirts of towns, to cater for people whose home to work joirney does not fit with any reasonable bus route/time.

Why the contribution is important

Will ensure the buses are used, justifying that investment and provision, or generate income from thise choosing notvto use, while reducing pollution especially in towns, and reducing our "carbon footprint".

by TinTin on April 07, 2017 at 12:57PM

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  • Posted by Hard_Pressed_Taxpayer April 07, 2017 at 14:15

    Dreadful idea. People already pay to park.

    Why would buses be 'free' who would you expect to pay the cost? Ah yes, the private sector!

  • Posted by Gigabyte April 07, 2017 at 14:44

    Free to encourage their use I gather, and I read the suggestion as free to everyone so just as much to private sector people as the public sector, so I don't know where that criticism of being paid for by the private sector comes from: it would be paid for ultimately by the public at large,, which is fine as it is for the public, and whilst that would inlude car drivers paying for it, they would have the option to use it and save themselves the cost of their own fuel and oarking.

    And car parking is free in many places, with if I recall correctly government staff having lots of exemptions from the charging for use of government carparks a few years ago, so many people do not already pay to park.

    I think it's a great idea!
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