$250 annual travel boost for region’s apprentices and university students

06th Dec 2022

The region’s apprentices and university students will enjoy a handy boost to their stretched budgets next year, thanks to the introduction of a new $250 travel card, according to Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.
Mr Marshall said the new Regional Apprentice and University Student Travel Card would boost the budgets of the region’s apprentices and university students, with $250 each year to help ease the cost of the commute to work, training or university studies.
“This new travel card will relieve some of the hip pocket pressure being experienced by our region’s apprentices, trainees and university students,” Mr Marshall said.
“We know apprentices and university students in the bush often need to travel long distances for work or between training, classes and practical learning – and this is about easing that burden.
“It puts $250 in their pocket to help them cover the cost of filling up the tank with fuel or catching public transport to and from the campus.”
Mr Marshall said the initiative built on success of the Regional Seniors Travel Card, which has been a wildly popular initiative over the past two years with regional seniors signing up in droves to access a practical and useful budget booster.
“It is important that access to training and tertiary education is affordable and this card will go some way to easing the budget pressure that extra travel can bring,” he said.