Could i suggest that the free bus fares for pensioners' should be modified so that a nominal fare of say £1 per journey should be paid. This should not deter any but the most frivolous journeys and would probably relieve some services so that they could accommodate genuine fare-paying passengers.
Let me stress that I am a pensioner and a regular user of my bus pass
Why does this idea matter?
a. To release space on heavily used services
b. To generate income and thus reduce the cost of the bus pass facility