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Dundee Liberal Democrats welcome travel scheme for young Scots

January 9, 2007 7:06 AM

News that yesterday's launch of cheaper travel on buses trains and ferries for young Scots through the Concessionary Travel Scheme has been praised today (Tuesday 9th January) by Dundee Liberal Democrats.

The new travel scheme will :

• give all 16-18 year olds living in Scotland a third off single bus fares across the country;

• give 16-18 year olds a free rail card entitling them to a third off rail travel within Scotland;

• give 16-18 year olds who are resident on Scottish Islands two free return journeys to the mainland each year;

• also include full time volunteers up to the age of 25 who are actively contributing to their community.

Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Tavish Scott MSP said, "This travel scheme opens up new opportunities and gives greater freedom to young people through access to work, education and social events. That's got to be good news."

Locally, here in Dundee, local LibDem party secretary Michael Charlton said, "This is another example of Liberal Democrats delivering for Scotland in government. Its really good news for thousands of young people."

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