18 to 21 year-olds can now apply for a pass to get on buses and trams for 80 pence
Anyone up to the age of 21 in South Yorkshire can now apply for a pass that allows them to travel on buses and trams for just 80 pence a journey.
As of Monday, (June 7) everybody aged 18-21 can apply for a Zoom Beyond 18-21 Travel Pass.
The extension to the existing concession for young people will include over-18s forms part of the South Yorkshire mayor Dan Jarvis’s support package to help young people as the region emerges from the pandemic.
The policy will come into force on June 21, 2021 and will run for a year. It is likely to be discussed at a later stage to see if it can run past the initial 12 months.
Documents show the policy will cost around £6.7 million to the mayoral combined authority and this will be funded from gainshare funding from Government and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) resources.
Mayor Dan Jarvis said: “The pandemic has been brutal on all of us, but young people have been hit particularly hard.
“Extending these tickets so anyone aged 21 and under can take any bus or tram journey for 80 pence will help people get to college, training or work, or even just to get out and see each other after a series of long hard lockdowns.”
The passes extend the existing concession for 16-18 year olds on South Yorkshire’s bus and tram network.
Passengers whose 16-18 Travel Pass was due to expire have already begun to receive their new passes automatically.
Applications for a Zoom Beyond 18-21 Travel Pass can be made at travelsouthyorkshire.com/ZoomBeyond