Category: NUS Wales Policy
At Gower College we provide transport to students from Rhosilli to Llandeilo to Brecon to Port Talbot.
All leaners need to pay up for for the cost of bus passes or many learners are eligible for support with these costs. We also provide an option for students to get digital bus passes and in many locations theses can be used throughout the day whenever needed or on another site we have our own bus service. Transportation is expensive for our students. And we are aware of students who walks nearly an hour to college every day due to cost.
However transport costs, and quality vary from location to location with many students commenting on crowding on the buses, not being granted access even though they have the required bus passes.
This proposal would benefit from further explanation and detail. Is the main issue that the cost and frequency of public transport is not accessible for students? If so, then I'd agree that a Wales-wide project is required.