The Scottish Government have a consultation open on free bus travel for people under the age of 19. (It’s only open till Monday 7th.)
It’s quite a quick survey to gather your views, but this seems a beneficial one for residents to comment on, as it could have a really positive impact on young people living here in Potterton and surrounding rural areas.
We have a timetabled rural bus service here, and this consultation could help young people access free transport to study at college/university and apprenticeships/places of work.
(My personal opinion is that it’s also an expensive timetabled rural bus service, for young people who are still in education or trying to access opportunities for work/study.)
Regardless of your stage in life, you may have relied on the bus service at some point to get from A to B. Giving young people in our area this access to free transport could help support them into opportunities in training and employment. A massive environmental advantage is that this could help reduce car use and further emissions.