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Plus 16 Bus Pass Trial

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This trial has now finished. The Plus 16 Transport Policy is now out for consultation. Visit:


Kent County Council is looking to introduce a "Kent 16+ Travel Pass" (the Pass) for bus travel. The Pass would be available to Kent resident learners in Years 12 and 13 (and Year 14 students who are completing their 14 - 19 studies).

It would also be available to 16-24 year-olds with Statements of Educational Need or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (139a) (in line with the 16-19 Statutory Duty and existing KCC discretionary transport policy.)
The new scheme is intended to provide support for learners to:

  • meet travel costs to schools, colleges and work based learning providers
  • ensure Kent providers meet the requirements of Full Participation in learning to 18 by 2015
  • ensure fair access and maintain choice to post-16 provision for Kent learners

A trial of the proposed Bus Pass scheme is being undertaken during terms 1, 2 and 3 (2011/12) in two areas (Dartford/Gravesend and Shepway) to help determine key details of the operation of the Pass. The overarching intention behind the trial is to draw a comparison between the current post-16 travel arrangements and the Pass to determine whether it increases learner participation and learner choice.


As part of this trail, we are also carrying out a survey of Year 11, 12 and 13 students and their parents/carers about travelling to and from school or college.


This consultation has now closed.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name Plus 16 Bus Pass Trial
Description We'd like to know what you think about travelling to and from your school or college. The results of the survey will be used to help us make policy decisions about bus travel for over 16s in Kent.
Dates From 16 Dec 2011 at 09:00 to 31 Jan 2012 at 17:00. The results were published on 15 Mar 2012.
Status Complete
Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Dartford, Gravesham, Shepway
Consultation Topic Children and families, Schools, education and learning, Traffic, transport and roads, Young people, youth
Consultation Methods Online survey / questionnaire / forms, Other survey / questionnaire / forms
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