Commenting on the Senedd Petitions Committee’s ‘Freedom to thrive’ report, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales Rocio Cifuentes said:

“I feel passionately that public transport should be free for all young people in Wales, and it’s something I’ve consistently called for since becoming Children’s Commissioner. Doing so would lift a financial weight from families’ shoulders, would help connect young people to opportunities, and would be a positive move towards a greener Wales. I’m really pleased that the committee has recognised the value of this call in their report. I urge the Welsh Government to respond positively, and to progress and prioritise this important proposal.”