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Free buses for Jersey under new proposals

Deputy Rob Ward has proposed free bus travel for school children by September, Credit: ITV Channel TV

School children in Jersey could benefit from free bus journeys.

That is if a proposition, put forward by Deputy Rob Ward, is accepted in the States.

The plans could come into effect as soon as September, and would then be opened up to everyone in the island by 2020.

It will be debated next month.

Free public transport would reduce the number of cars on the road.

Climate Change has been recognised by the States Assembly as an emergency and, if public transport was free, more people would use it, taking cars off the road.

Some people would simply choose to not own cars, further reducing the number of cars on the road.

The result of free public transport would be dramatic in cutting vehicle emissions and combating climate change as committed to by the States of Jersey.

This would support the ambitious target of Carbon Neutrality by 2030.

– Deputy Rob Ward's proposition