New £15m mytravelpass launched
Wales’ Minister for Transport, Edwina Hart, marked the first day of the Welsh Government’s new £15m mytravelpass discounted bus travel scheme for young people by handing out the first passes to youngsters at Swansea Bus Station. Funded by the Welsh Government and developed in partnership with the bus industry and local authorities, the new pass entitles 16 to 18 year olds to a third off bus fare prices anywhere in Wales.
Edwina Hart said, ‘I want to ensure young people are able to access jobs and training opportunities in Wales as easily as possible. Travelling costs can sometimes be a barrier, so this scheme will make it easier and cheaper for 16 to 18 year olds to travel. It underlines our commitment to supporting our young people into work and education opportunities. I am very pleased we have been able to deliver this new scheme by working in partnership with the bus industry and local councils. I hope all 16 to 18 years olds resident in Wales will take advantage of this opportunity and apply for their pass.’