Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has urged Stirling residents to share their thoughts, as the Scottish Government launches a new public consultation on proposals for free bus travel for young people under 19.
Approximately 777,000 young people would stand to benefit if the proposals were adopted, with further plans to ensure companions of disabled children aged 5 and under would also benefit from free travel.
The consultation is open until Monday 7th December and be accessed here:
Bruce Crawford MSP said:
‘These exciting proposals will benefit Stirling’s young people as we find our way out of the coronavirus pandemic. Free bus travel will encourage their independence, enabling them to seek employment and educational opportunities with greater ease.
This plan for free bus travel will work in tandem with long-term ambitions from the Scottish Government to tackle climate change, and to promote sustainable public transport systems. It also helps reduce inequality, and will enable more young people to achieve their ambitions.
‘I urge my constituents to ensure their voices are heard, by engaging with the consultation and helping build a greener and more equal future for our young people.’
Link to consultation: https://consult.gov.scot/transport-scotland/consultation-free-bus-travel-for-people-under19
Link to Scottish Government news: https://news.gov.scot/news/consulting-on-free-bus-travel-for-young-people-under-19