Impact on Islands Communities of Free Bus Travel for Young People Under 22

Closed 25 Jun 2021

Opened 24 May 2021

Overview

This consultation seeks views on the impact on island communities of the introduction of free bus travel throughout Scotland for those under age 22 .

Why we are consulting

We consulted on free bus travel throughout Scotland for under 19s at the end of 2020. A number of responses raised issues around the impacts of the scheme on island communities. We committed to carry out an Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) for the scheme before its introduction. This further consultation seeks views to help us gather evidence to inform the ICIA that we are now undertaking.

Read the consultation paper.

What happens next

The consultation responses will inform the Islands Communities Impact Assessment for the planned new Scotland-wide free bus travel scheme for under 22s. The responses will be analysed and published on Citizen Space.

Interests

  • Transport