Local Councillors visited Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) last week to promote Youth Unltd, South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) concessionary fares scheme for young people aged 14 to 18.
The Youth Unltd card was introduced by the Council in April 2010 and offers half adult fare for local bus services after 6pm weekdays and all day on weekends and school holidays.
On the 29th and 30th January Youth Unltd card holders can travel for free on all local bus services (excluding Stagecoach) for any journey which starts and/or finishes in South Gloucestershire.
The Council has been working closely with schools to promote this offer including visiting schools during lunchtimes to give students the opportunity to sign up.
BSCS headteacher Dave Baker said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students; there has been a lot of interest in the Youth Unltd bus pass and we have promoted it as we believe it is important for young people to develop their independence.”
Cllr Brian Allinson, SGC’s executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment said:
“I am delighted that we are offering this promotion. Initiatives such as the free travel weekend and visiting schools to give students the opportunity to sign up helps to raise awareness of what is a very important scheme for young people.”
The Youth Unltd card is for those who meet all of the following criteria:
- 14-18 years old
- In full-time education
- South Gloucestershire resident
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