A new online process has been launched for young people in Cambridgeshire aged over 16 wishing to apply for transport to their school or college.
Cambridgeshire County Council has introduced the new system to make it easier and more effective to apply.
This means that applications – and payments – can all be made online, enabling passes to be processed and issued more quickly.
It follows the introduction of an online process for applying for a school place, which has speeded up that application process and the allocation of places.
The new system means the County Council will be able to deal with education transport applications more effectively than those submitted by post.
The new system is part of the Council’s strategy to give customers easier and quicker access to a range of services.
Applicants will still be able to fill in and submit a paper application form or call the Contact Centre to apply if they wish. However schools, colleges and main libraries will be able to help with the submission of applications online.
Payment will be taken as soon as an application is received, but will be refunded if and when it is established that the young person does not meet the eligibility criteria for a pass.
The link to the online application page can be found on the County Council’s website here: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/education/furthereducation/post16edtransport.htm