Transport (Discounts for Young People)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2019.

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Photo of Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill Labour

On turning 16, a young person is welcomed into adulthood by being asked to pay full fares on all public transport. Many young people at 16 are not working but are still at school. The discounts that the minister talks about are not deep enough. I welcome what the minister has said on apprentices and carers, but surely it is time to recognise that teenagers across the board, but especially 16 and 17-year-olds, need a fairer deal on buses, trains and ferries.