Staffordshire County Council have sent the following information to the Parish Council:
You will be aware the “Your Staffordshire Card” scheme for young people is ending on 31 August 2019 and will no longer be accepted for discounted travel on buses following this date.
Like many county councils we face unprecedented financial challenges and made the decision to no longer fund the administration of the scheme as the number of bus journeys has now fallen by 80 per cent since its peak in 2014/15.
This is in part due to the fact that some operators have introduced their own discounted fares and passes. We are encouraging people to check out the best deals with their local bus operator. National Express for example has recently introduced a pass which will be more affordable than the Your Staffordshire Card if used on a regular basis.
More information about the changes can be found on the council’s website.
Philip Atkins OBE
Staffordshire County Council.