True, but this is a discussion forum so it's all academic.Isn't all rather academic currently ? Unrestricted free public transport travel is an entitlement for those who qualify including people over 66 and any means tested basis to qualify for same is simply not on any Political Party's agenda .
I'd like to see a move away from universal payments towards a tax credit system. Make it a refundable tax credit, in that if the credit is not used it is paid to the recipient. We could pay all social transfers that way. It would eliminate a massive administrative overhead for the State.
We could then stop rich parents getting children's allowance, rich pensioners getting free travel and other allowances etc and move more of the social transfer to people who actually need it. I presume that you, as a socialist, would be in favour of that?