Formentera to Remove Free Bus Transportation Starting September

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El Consell Insular de Formentera to remove bus fare discounts starting from September 1st, with only certain groups still eligible for free transportation.

5 Things You Need To Know

– Beginning September 1st, the Consell Insular de Formentera will no longer offer free bus transportation for the general public.
– Only individuals under 18 years old, individuals with disabilities, residents of the island, and frequent users, such as daily commuters from other islands, will continue to receive free transportation.
– The decision was made due to difficulty in meeting the requirements set by the Spanish government to justify the 429,000 euros granted to Formentera based on its registered population.
– The previous government had extended the free transportation to all passengers, including those using single tickets, but the central government now requires detailed information and justification for the subsidies.
– The Consell de Formentera is working on a new transportation contract that will provide a more extensive and efficient service by 2024, with improvements in routes, frequencies, and sustainable vehicles.

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