Transport Briefing reports that:
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is to abolish Dial-a-Ride door-to-door fares for older and disabled people living in the capital. The move is expected to benefit around 50,000 Londoners who currently pay to take a total of 1.2m journeys a year.
Dial-a-Ride is a minibus door-to-door transport service provided by Transport for London for older and disabled people who cannot use buses, trains and the Tube. It is used for everyday journeys that are taken for granted by people who use mainstream public transport - including shopping, visiting friends and family, attending college, doctors and dentists appointments and evenings out. Following the Mayor's announcement, services will be free from 1 January 2008.