Students in universities and secondary schools in Reykjavík and surrounding towns will not receive free bus passes this school year as they have in previous years. However, the capital region municipalities will subsidize each buss pass by half.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Students must now pay ISK 15,000 (USD 115, EUR 73) for each buss pass, Fréttabladid reports.
The government agreed last week to work on a plan for sustainable transport. Both the minister of the environment and the minister of transport want to examine the possibility of the state participating in the free bus project.
The student council of the University of Iceland is currently discussing this possibility with the minister of the environment.
Click here to read more about the free bus project.