regressive bus fares

Liverpool has a flat rate bus fare. For most journeys it cost £1.80 no matter how far you travel.

Stagecoach Merseyside 34741 PX55EDF  Liverpool  2006
A bus By AndrewHA

it struck me the other day, isn’t this a regressive tax ?

like most cities Liverpool’s deprived areas are closer to the city centre with the wealthier suburban areas further out. So it’s the poorer in society who are paying £1.80 to travel shorter distances.