Our Pass is a new bus pass for 16-18 year olds which offers free bus travel across the city region. The scheme goes live soon and there is a consultation survey before that too.
The main things to know are:
- A survey has been launched asking young people what opportunities they want from the pass. The survey will run until June 23, 2019. Visit gmconsult.org
- Applications for Our Pass will go live on July 1, 2019. Young people, aged 16 to 18-years-old will be able to start using the card from the start of September.
- Young people whose permanent address is in Greater Manchester can apply for the opportunity pass. Greater Manchester includes: Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. If you’re not sure if you live in one of these areas, you can check here: https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council
Cllr Lou Ankers said, “This is a fantastic new opportunity for local teenagers. It will give them freedom to choose the best college for their needs and explore our great city region too.”