DELYN’S Assembly Member has called on young people to sign up for a travel scheme to secure discounted bus fares.

The mytravelpass is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to provide discounted bus fares to young people in Wales aged 16 to 21 with approximately one third off their bus fare.

The enhanced programme increased the upper age limit in February this year, moving from 18-year-olds to include those aged 19-21 age bracket.

Since the scheme began, there has been a total of 20,953 pass-holders, and there were an estimated 1.344m discounted journeys in 2017-18 and, by last August, there were 14,939 live passes in circulation.

However as of April 1, only 930 passes had been taken up by young people in Flintshire.

Hannah Blythyn has called on young people across her constituency to consider signing up to mytravelpass to ensure they don’t miss out on discounted fares.

She said: “The mytravelpass scheme is eligible to young people living, working and commuting across Wales and I’d encourage those aged between 16 and 21 in Delyn and across Flintshire to sign up if they haven’t already and save money on their bus travel.

“Encouraging young people to use public transport will not only foster a sustainable transport network but will also help reduce road congestion and improve air quality which is key to achieving the objectives for a socially-responsible, greener and prosperous country.”

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