Concessions for the Elderly
Concessions for the Use of Recreational Facilities
75. Swimming is a popular sport among the elderly and other age groups. We will introduce a Public Swimming Pool Monthly Ticket Scheme to lighten the burden of frequent elderly swimmers and promote swimming among the public.
Public Transport Concessions for the Elderly and People with Disabilities
76. Various concessionary fare schemes are currently implemented by major public transport operators for the elderly and people with disabilities. Concessions offered by individual operators vary. I propose to enable elderly people aged 65 or above and eligible people with disabilities to travel on the general MTR lines, franchised buses and ferries anytime at a concessionary fare of $2 a trip. For the revenue forgone, the Government will periodically reimburse the public transport operators on an accountable basis. We will request the operators to continue to absorb the cost of the existing concessions that they voluntarily offer to the elderly and people with disabilities.