Motion by Councillor Dijkstra-Downie - Free Bus Travel Pass - Young People aged 5-21
1) notes that around 1 in 4 eligible young people aged 5-21 in Edinburgh have not applied for their free bus travel pass.
2) is concerned that many young people are not able to take advantage of the scheme because of its complicated application process.
3) notes that Inverclyde Council achieved the highest uptake in Scotland of over 85% by pro-actively registering school-aged pupils and sending parent consent forms home from school.
4) requests a report within one cycle on what measures Edinburgh Council can take to increase uptake of the scheme.”