From April 2008, the national bus pass will give free off-peak bus travel anywhere in England for older and disabled people.
This new scheme will widen the horizons of many people who currently only receive free travel within their own local authority area.
Anyone who is over 60, or eligible disabled people will be able to travel between 9.30 am and 11.00 pm on weekdays and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.
Any existing cards will be replaced by smartcards which will help reduce fraud, speed up boarding and enable authorities to claim reimbursement accurately
Tel 020 7944 8300 for further information or visit the Department for Transport website.