Yale College welcomed Carl Sargeant AM Minister for Local, Government and Communities this week to present their Taith Bronze Travel Plan Award as he launched GoCymru travel card in North Wales.
Principal Jasbir Dhesi welcomed Local Government & Communities Minister, Carl Sargeant, Wrexham Councillor Bob Dutton and Gwynedd Councillor Gareth Roberts to Yale’s Memorial Art Gallery. Celebratory speeches and presentation of Yale College’s Bronze Award and the launch of the innovative GoCymru transport card included a walk to Wrexham bus station for a demonstration of GoCymru card refreshments followed made and served by Yale hospitality and catering students.
The Minister with responsibility for Transport Carl Sargeant said “I’m delighted that Yale College has been awarded a Taith Bronze Travel Plan Award and is the first further education college in North Wales to receive this. The award recognises their commitment to sustainable issues and proactiveness in raising awareness with staff and students. They have been working very hard developing a robust travel plan for the site here at Wrexham working closely with our Taith Regional Travel Plan Coordinator.”
The Taith Bronze Travel Plan Award has been awarded to Yale College for their commitment to improve travel choices and provide more sustainable access for their stakeholders. Initiatives for success are being tailored to the College and may include car sharing, promoting public transport, cycling, walking and support of alternative work practices.
The celebratory event at Yale College formed part of the trial launch of the GoCymru North Wales trial of the Welsh Transport Entitlement Card. The trial involves around 300 participants and local bus operators from Wrexham and Bangor regions. Guests walked to Wrexham Bus Station from Yale College for GoCymru card demonstration.
The Welsh Transport Entitlement Card is branded as an integrated ticket enabling seamless transfer between services and operators throughout Wales. Users can add value on the card through a variety of means and then use it to purchase travel. Initial technology trials have been successful and this phase two trial will evaluate all aspects of the customer experience as well as ensuring robust systems’ integration with multiple operators, e-money systems and smart card transaction technology.