Free bus travel for under 22’s

The scheme started in January, but in Edinburgh, the latest information suggests only about 50% of 5 to 15 year olds have the Pass. This is higher than in many Council areas and the data changes weekly; but when the cost of living is a serious issue for many families and young people, free bus travel is a big help. This also opens up a far wider range of facilities for our young people.

Two factors seem to be at work:

• Many eligible people haven’t heard of the scheme
• A demanding and complicated application process

Hopefully applications are now easier with the launch of this website:

AND libraries can now deal with paper applications