The issue of post-16 transport is huge and is a real roadblock for young people. It is really disheartening that those young people who want to pursue courses that will open doors to their future career goals are being boxed into a corner.
We currently have a system where 16–18-year-olds must continue education or training however the council is not required to provide transport for them. I’ve heard from young people across my constituency who are either being lumped with eye-watering travel bills or forced to limit their options and sadly take negative life-changing decisions. This clearly penalises our young folk living in rural areas, and it must change.
I hope you will consider signing and help secure a brighter future for our young people.