28 May '13, 9am

New research by CBT: Why failures of government transport policy are hitting young people hardest

New research: Government transport policy hits young hardest 28 May 2013 Immediate release A new report shows that government transport spending priorities are disadvantaging young people, denying them opportunities in work and education. The report, ‘Transport Barriers Facing Young People’, was commissioned by the Intergenerational Foundation and undertaken by Campaign for Better Transport . The report found that young people rely on buses more than any other age group and are significantly disadvantaged by policies affecting bus provision. With more than a million 16-24 year olds not in employment, education or training, many young people are often unable to afford to go to job interviews or even attend a job centre because of the rising price of bus fares. Over the last seven years, bus fares have increased by an average of 33 per cent and by 6.5 per cent between June 2...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/28-may-young-peop...

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