Nearly 12,000 youngsters in Clydebank and Milngavie constituency could benefit from the free bus travel policy from the SNP government.
MSP Gil Paterson has praised free bus travel for under 19s in Scotland, announced in the latest Scottish Government budget.
In Clydebank and Milngavie constituency, an estimated 11,486 could be eligible.
In the relevant local authorities, there are around 13,862 in West Dunbartonshire and 17,193 in East Dunbartonshire eligible.
The Scottish Government is preparing to launch the scheme in January 2021.
Mr Paterson, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, said: “Free bus travel for those 18 and under is a ground-breaking policy that will help keep money in the pockets of our young people. The minimum wage is shockingly low for young people – with under 18s getting just £4.55 an hour,18 to 20s £6.45 an hour and apprentices, £4.15.
“The free bus travel for under 19s will assist in improving their opportunities to work, study and socialise across the constituency and beyond.
“Getting more citizens using public transport in general is something I am keen to promote as we tackle pollution.
“Free bus travel for over 60s has been enormously beneficial, so I am very pleased we can soon roll it out for our younger generations.”
Figures are estimates based on 2018 figures of the National Records of Scotland for those age five to 18.