- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Categories: Assembly Business, Press Releases
MIKE HEDGES AM WELCOMES NEW YOUNG PERSONS DISCOUNTED TRAVEL SCHEME LAUNCHED JULY 2015
A new scheme which offers Wales’ 110,000 16-18 year olds the opportunity to save a third off the price of an adult bus fare has been launched by Welsh Labour’s First Minister, Carwyn Jones.
Mike Hedges AM Said….. I welcome this scheme for young people; I regularly meet young people who find it difficult to travel to work, education or recreational activities due to the costs of public transport. This scheme which will come in from September 1st will make a big contribution to reducing the cost of travelling by bus. I urge young people to register and make use of the scheme when it commences. ‘
Funded by the Welsh Labour Government and developed in partnership with the bus industry and local authorities, the new Welsh Young Persons Discounted Travel (WYPDT) Scheme is designed to help young people travel to and from training and employment more cheaply, but has been extended to cover all of their bus journeys.
16-18 years old are now able to register their interest for the new WYPDT Scheme Card via Gov.wales/mytravelpass (English) or Llyw.cymru/fyngherdynteithio (Welsh).
It will enable them to receive discounted fares on all local buses and TrawsCymru journeys throughout Wales from 1 September.
The Welsh Labour Government has allocated £5million to the introduction of the scheme in 2015-16, and a further £9.75million in 2016-7