Contact the Ministers below to ask why school and college bus passes cannot be used until after 9.30am!
hy can't bus passes for 16-19 year olds with SEND who are attending education, as well as those of working age who would like to use public transport to get to their place of employment, be used before 9.30am? Why can’t a new type of pass couldn’t be introduced to allow early morning travel for those at school or work?
Each year local authorities are required to consult young people of sixth form age and their parents as well as other stakeholders on the Post 16 Transport Statement before it is finalised. The County Council's current policy offers help with transport costs to young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) attending their nearest school/college. Assistance is given in only the most exceptional circumstances and only where families are unable to provide their own travel solution.
In line with statutory requirements, the County Council is now consulting on the policy statement for the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more and fill in the online survey.
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