Petition: Support Free Public Transportation for Youth. MTA Board will vote on April 3rd.
We're in the home stretch in San Francisco with the Free MUNI for All Youth
campaign. On Tuesday, April 3, MTA's board will take up proposals for Youth
1) Status Quo: Keep a Reduced fare pass for Youth - now $21 but has risen in cost 100% in two years ($10 - $21)
2) Fee For All Youth - OUR Proposal and Ask for next Tuesday
3) Reduced fare/passes for All from current costs
4) Free for All Low Income (free/reduced lunch) - this is the proposal MTA leadership supports
Help us win free transit for youth in San Francisco now. Click here and sign the petition.
Bob & Lindsay
Over the last two months, many of you signed the petition urging San Francisco to provide free transportation for youth, so that young people can travel safely to school, work, and recreation activities. Because of your action, and the growing community pressure, the MTA Board has agreed to vote on this issue on Tuesday April 3rd. Alicia. The challenge now is that some MTA staff want to limit the free youth pass program, making it available only to youth who are able to qualify as low-income.
Family flight is an urgent problem in San Francisco. The city has seen a net loss of 5,000 children between 2000 and 2010. By providing free transit for all youth, we can make a minimal public investment and benefit thousands of youth and parents across the city.
MTA officials need to hear from you one more time!
The MTA is now making critical decisions about who will be eligible for this program, we want to make sure that working families and immigrant youth are not excluded.
When you sign, an email will be sent to the MTA Board, Mayor Ed Lee and MTA Director Ed Reiskin urging them to ensure that no children are denied access to transit!
Together we have moved them to take action. Your action now is more important than ever in moving the MTA Board and staff to ensure that we create the best possible program.
Sign the petition to help ensure that young people have free access to public transportation.
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