A new school transport scheme could be phased in over the next few years.

A number of key changes have been recommended to make the scheme more accessible.

Many parents have struggled for years to try get their child a place on the bus to and from school.

Now major changes could be on the way following a review.

It recommends scrapping the rule where students have to choose the school closest to their house in order to get State funded transport.

It also advices reducing the distance rule.

The review highlights how a better transport scheme would help the environment by reducing the number of individual car journeys.

Cabinet will discuss the review this morning with any changes needing major funding.

(pic Bus Éireann)

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