Brighton & Hove Buses have agreed to introduce a £3 student day ticket, available on their app or in store, saving students up to £1.70 per day, following lobbying by Abraham, Students' Union President.
Abraham has been lobbying the bus company to reduce their prices as we know the price of transport is a big issue for students.
The new ticket, being introduced on Monday 8 December will save students up to £1.70 per day.
This will cover the CitySAVER area and be valid on bus routes throughout the city within the area bounded by Steyning, Shoreham, Patcham, Lewes (Malling Down) and Seaford (Chyngton Lane).
The price of the student discount day tickets will be frozen at least until the end of the 2015 calendar year; prices of longer term student discounts will will not change during the current academic year.
Students' Union President, Abraham Baldry, said:
I said in my manifesto that I'd reduce the cost of public transport in Brighton, and at the time, a lot of people were sceptical this was achievable.
Although it's taken three months of negotiations, I'm delighted that we've been able to secure this improvement for students in Brighton.
This wouldn't have been possible without Brighton University Students' Union, the University, and Caroline Lucas, who helped us get an initial meeting with the Bus Company.
The next step is to get Brighton & Hove buses to introduce more buses to reduce overcrowding.
This has freed up my time to work on the rest of my manifesto; working to introduce late night food on campus, encouraging voter registration, and developing a register of bad student letting agents in Brighton.
If you have any further queries then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got a comment/criticism about anything discussed in this article? Let us know on our social media channels!
Mon 25 Feb 2019
Elected officers and representatives are elected by you to work within the University and Students' Union to make things better for Sussex students. This could be as part of formal committees, through informal meetings, working on relevant projects and campaigns, and working closely with other officers, members of staff and students.
Thu 14 Feb 2019
Ray Everall, Liam Dewan, Dorian Milburn and Nate Tomkings recently represented Sussex University students as delegates at the NUS Trans Conference 2019, which took place from 30 - 31 January in Manchester.
Fri 08 Feb 2019
Each month your full-time officers get together to look at what comments you have submitted to the Loop over the past month. These are categorised into what is going well, what is going less well, and ideas for improvement. This feedback is acted upon: specific comments are sent to the University to inform their service and to take action if necessary.
Thu 07 Feb 2019
Your elected Officers have been building on their work from last term, progressing their priorities and manifesto points. Here’s a summary of what each Officer has been up to!
Fri 14 Dec 2018
Nominate yourself for Full and Part-Time Officer roles, NUS Delegate and Student Trustee positions until 9am on the 11th of February!
This list is automatically generated
View all news »