Kent Count Council has recently launched two new Travel Schemes replacing the current Young Persons Travel Pass and Kent 16+ Travel Card.
The KCC Travel Saver is available to children in secondary school education and offers the same benefits as the current Young Persons scheme enabling parents the opportunity to halve the costs of bus travel rather than buying a ticket direct from operators.
The schemes represent a subsidy from KCC to parents of around £10m each year and means that KCC continues to support parents with the costs of bus travel more than any other Council in the UK outside of London. A feature of the new scheme is the ability for parents to pay for the pass through a series of instalments, spreading the cost across 8 months.
When can the pass be used?
The pass offers unlimited bus travel between 6am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. It is valid from the start of the school year in 2019 to 31 July 2020 but some operators also allow it to be used at other times.
What does it cost?
- £350 for a full year**
- £100 for a full year for children who get free school meals
- Free for young carers, young people in care and care leavers.
- If you are applying for more than two full cost passes, you can get the third and fourth pass free.**
** please note a £10 administration fee applies to these applications is paying by instalment **
Applications can be made from 3rd June and students who hold current passes and may want to renew will be contacted to remind them of the need to reapply. They can do so using current passes to renew.