Save the 16+ Oyster Card

Save the 16+ Oyster Card 08 July, 2020

PROPOSED REMOVAL OF TRAVEL SUBSIDIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE


The Department for Transport is requiring Transport for London (TfL) to suspend the subsidy for under 18-year-olds.


They are citing it is a London-specific investment and that young people should lead the way in reducing transport usage in the wake of COVID-19. There are over 90,000 young people in school sixth forms and 78,000 in colleges across the capital; two thirds of college students are BAME and most students are disadvantaged; educationally, socially or economically.


We are supporting the Child Poverty Action Group campaign to reinstate free travel for all young people with our focus on the 16-18 year old travel subsidies and saving the 16+ Oyster Card.


Travel has never before been a barrier to young people‚Äôs participation in Furthe Education opportunities, but this decision makes it a barrier. 


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