Government announces free bus travel for 16 to 20-year-olds
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Young people who are between 16 and 20-years old in 2018 can now travel by bus for free, the Government has said.
Those who are between 17 and 19-years old will travel for free between the 1st of January and the 31st of December.
The Government also said that those who will turn 16 this year, will start travelling for free on their birthday and will keep benefiting from the scheme until their 17th birthday. 20-year olds will benefit until they reach 21.
Youths will have the funds spent on their tallinja card refunded the following month, the Government said.
The scheme is implemented automatically, the only requisite is that the individual holds a valid tallinja card.
The Government said that it is investing €3.3 million in this initiative.