The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the announcement from the Welsh Government that the MyTravelPass young persons’ bus discount scheme is to be enhanced.
The initial pilot scheme was secured by Welsh Liberal Democrats in opposition during the last Assembly.
The scheme, which has evolved and improved since its pilot in 2015, now offers a third off the fares for all journeys taken by young people aged between 16 and 21 – right up until their 22nd birthday.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds commented:
It’s encouraging to see the MyTravelPass scheme continue to be improved. This will make it cheaper and easier for young people to use the bus to get to school, college, university or work.
Our young people have enough stresses and financial pressures to face without having to worry about how they’ll get where they need to be. This step will make their lives just that little bit easier.
But this scheme isn’t just helping young people. By encouraging more young people to use public transport, this scheme is reducing congestion, improving air quality and helping combat climate change. This benefits every member of our society.
We’re proud to have secured the initial pilot for this scheme whilst in opposition in the last Assembly. This latest enhancement shows the benefits the scheme has created in just a few short years.