Free MUNI for low-income youth pilot program approved at MTA Board
Our commissioners have been through a whirlwind of all things Youth Commission-related over the course of the last three weeks. Here’s the nitty-gritty:
Chairwoman Leah LaCroix voicing her support for Free MUNI for youth at the April 17 SFMTA Board meeting.
The work of theYouth Commission and the Free MUNI for Youth Coalition culminated at the MTA Board of Directors meeting of Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The SFMTA Board approved a 22-month pilot program to make MUNI free for low-income youth ages 5-17 who have a Clipper card, pending the approval of funds by outside agencies. While the Youth Commission urged the MTA to expand the program to all youth regardless of income, this is still a victory! However, there is still a lot of work to be done! There are upcoming votes at the regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission and County Transportation Authority to be had in May and June. Please stay tuned for more updates and details!
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