NEW plans have been agreed to transform public transport which could see bus fare costs capped and free travel brought in for youngsters.

South Yorkshire Mayor and Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis, alongside South Yorkshire leaders, agreed the plans.

He said: “We’ve invested millions to improve our public transport system and set out transformational plans that give us more control over how buses are run and promise passengers a better service.

“That includes capping fares, free travel for young people, quicker journeys, more journey options, and zero emission buses to make travel cleaner and greener towards a net-zero future.”