A Hong Kong government-subsidised transport fare for elderly and disabled people was generally hailed as a positive welfare initiative when it was rolled out in 2012. Photo: Winson Wong A Hong Kong government-subsidised transport fare for elderly and disabled people was generally hailed as a positive welfare initiative when it was rolled out in 2012. Photo: Winson Wong
A Hong Kong government-subsidised transport fare for elderly and disabled people was generally hailed as a positive welfare initiative when it was rolled out in 2012. Photo: Winson Wong
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Fare subsidy move should be fair to all

  • Lowering the age threshold to 60 and above for cheap rides on buses and trains will benefit many who are still working and financially independent, leaving taxpayers to pick up yet another big bill

A Hong Kong government-subsidised transport fare for elderly and disabled people was generally hailed as a positive welfare initiative when it was rolled out in 2012. Photo: Winson Wong A Hong Kong government-subsidised transport fare for elderly and disabled people was generally hailed as a positive welfare initiative when it was rolled out in 2012. Photo: Winson Wong
A Hong Kong government-subsidised transport fare for elderly and disabled people was generally hailed as a positive welfare initiative when it was rolled out in 2012. Photo: Winson Wong
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