Rotherham Youth Cabinet suggests free bus passes for students

By Gareth Dennison | 20/02/2017

Rotherham Youth Cabinet suggests free bus passes for students

FREE bus passes for sixth form and college students were among public transport improvements suggested by Rotherham Youth Cabinet.

The group evaluated the accessibility of buses, trams and trains for young people in South Yorkshire.

The report by members, called Get In Gear, also called for better cleanliness and customer service training.

They also said wifi and free chargers on all services would make public transport more appealing to young people.

A report to Rotherham Borough Council said: “The conclusion drawn by the youth cabinet was that public transport is on the whole a good service but requires some improvements. 

“Examples include pricing, customer service, and punctuality; which all add to the experience of using public transport and had been criticised more than complimented.

“Further or improved customer services training would improve consistency across South Yorkshire and be more likely to increase service user satisfaction.”

The council’s overview and scrutiny management board has asked for detailed responses to the recommendations to be presented in May.

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