Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD has announced that as of 5 September individuals holding the Young Adult Card and Student Leap Card can avail of a 50% fare discount with participating commercial bus operator services, according to statement published on Gov.ie.
Participating Bus Operators
The statement published on Gov.ie noted that information on participating bus operators can be found at LeapCard.ie/Home/index.html.
Statement By Minister Ryan
The statement published on Gov.ie quoted Minister Ryan as saying, "This is a good news story for young commuters and a really timely one too with the start of college, apprenticeships and training courses just around the corner. Initiatives such as the Young Adult Card, the Student Leap Card and the 20% average fare reduction which was introduced as a cost-of-living measure earlier this year, are firstly putting money back into people's pockets, and secondly, are helping us reduce our emissions from transport because more people are choosing public and shared transport.
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"We have seen a marked increase in public transport usage in recent months following the introduction of these fare initiatives, with the travelling public recognising the real value for money that these services provide. I'm delighted that the Young Adult Card fare is now being extended to the many commercial bus operators across the country who have chosen to participate in the scheme."
Statement By NTA CEO
The statement published on Gov.ie quoted NTA CEO Anne Graham as saying, "Value for money is not the only factor that gets people on to public transport, but it is an important one, and we do know that cutting fares to such an extent and expanding services where people can avail of these discounts, will make public transport more attractive to more young adults. We look forward to seeing more young adults using public transport to get to work or college or just when getting out and about with their friends and family."
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