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Cheap bus pass for residents
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Fuerteventura is the second Canary Island after Tenerife to launch the Resident Canary Bonus. For only 20 euros a month, people living in the island will be able to make unlimited bus trips.  The initiative is designed to maximise use of public transport and, through this, to reduce the use of cars.
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(29-10-2018, 01:58 PM)bedouin Wrote: Fuerteventura is the second Canary Island after Tenerife to launch the Resident Canary Bonus. For only 20 euros a month, people living in the island will be able to make unlimited bus trips.  The initiative is designed to maximise use of public transport and, through this, to reduce the use of cars.

Is this residents only or will anyone be able to buy the card and use it on their holiday? It would help to clear the roads of transfer buses too. At least for the holidaymakers staying in Caleta or even in Corralejo.
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Residents only.
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Visitors to the island can still buy a bono card from the bus driver and top it up in multiples of 5€ from a minimum of 15€.  The card gives 5% discount on all journeys - not as good as the 30% it was until a couple of years ago.

Residents can still apply for a 30% discount card through the Cabildo offices.
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(31-10-2018, 10:55 PM)Captain Sensible Wrote: Visitors to the island can still buy a bono card from the bus driver and top it up in multiples of 5€ from a minimum of 15€.  The card gives 5% discount on all journeys - not as good as the 30% it was until a couple of years ago.

Residents can still apply for a 30% discount card through the Cabildo offices.

5% isn't really encouraging IMHO. On there other hand the tickets are pretty cheap anyway if I remember correctly.
Can you also Top Up the Bono card online? I hope it should be possible in this day and age.
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The non-residents' card is still worth having for ease of use as well as the small discount. No messing about with change when boarding is worth it if you are carrying shopping or a beach bag.
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Would be handy to have the Empadron then (with travel discount) assuming this would cover getting this card. We got our first Empadron issued when we were out last visit. The guy asked if it was for “paperwork only” or did we want the travel one, even though he knew we were not full time residents
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(01-11-2018, 12:51 PM)the_jg Wrote: The non-residents' card is still worth having for ease of use as well as the small discount. No messing about with change when boarding is worth it if you are carrying shopping or a beach bag.

Good point, thanks. How long is the card/credit valid for? I guess it'll take us quite a time to use the minimum 15 euro topup. We usually hire a car but if the credit will stay on the card for a while we might get one just in case.
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(01-11-2018, 01:00 PM)Spitfire58 Wrote: Would be handy to have the Empadron then (with travel discount) assuming this would cover getting this card. We got our first Empadron issued when we were out last visit. The guy asked if it was for “paperwork only” or did we want the travel one, even though he knew we were not full time residents

Hang on a minute. You're saying we can get Empardon without being full time residents? Confused
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Apparently the main function of the Empadron (I have been told, by an actual resident who arranges people’s all the time) is to facilitate the council with funds from Spanish central government to run the area.
As I say, we have had our house for approx two years but only signed up for the Empadron in September this year.
No problems getting it (apart from stops at all the different desks/depts) in Antigua council offices.
Guy upstairs who actually issues the certificate was very helpful ??
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