KCC has today launched two new Travel Schemes replacing the current Young Persons Travel Pass and Kent 16+ Travel Card.
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.
*please note an administration fee applies to these applications is paying by instalment
The KCC Travel Saver is a bus pass that can save parents and pupils up to 50% on the cost of travel to and from school. To apply you must be:
• a resident of Kent (whose household pays Council Tax to a Kent district/borough council for Kent County Council services)
• at school in years 7 to 11, whether they go to school in or outside of Kent.
The KCC 16+ Travel Saver is a bus pass which can save parents and students up to 50% on the cost of bus travel to and from school and college. To apply for a pass you must be:
• a resident of Kent (whose household pays Council Tax to a Kent district or borough council for Kent County Council services)
• 16 to 19 years old and in academic years 12 to 14 (to be eligible your date of birth must be between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2005)
• attending a participating school, college, work, learning provider or apprenticeship provider.
The KCC 16+ Travel Saver is available to students aged 16-19, living in Kent and in Full-Time education. It offers the same benefits as the current Kent 16+ Travel Card enabling parents the opportunity to halve the costs of bus travel rather than buying a ticket direct from operators.