Scheme to help young people access jobs and training is to be scrapped

Scheme to help young people access jobs and training is to be scrapped

Thousands of young people in Wales are facing a rise in bus fares once the MyTravelPass pilot scheme comes to an end in March.

The pioneering scheme aimed to help 16-18 year olds access jobs and training opportunities by giving them a third off bus travel anywhere in Wales. While the scheme was only ever intended to run from September 2015 to March this year, the Welsh Government is asking operators, local authorities and Traveline Cymru for suggestions for providing discounted travel for young people in the future.

Margaret Everson, Director of Bus Users Cymru said: “We are disappointed that this scheme has come to an end. We hope that operators will see the value of attracting young people to bus travel and that they will continue to offer discounts to encourage them to get on board.”

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