Tuesday, March 04, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco , CA
Free Muni for Youth One Year Anniversary
It’s time to make it permanent!
Last year the community organized and won a landmark victory to help families struggling with the high cost of transportation and cuts to yellow school buses. March 1st marks the one year anniversary of the Free Muni for Youth program.Already 30,000 youth have enrolled. On March 4th the SF MTA will consider whether or not to continue to this important program.
Possible expansion to include 18 year olds, seniors & people with disabilities
Through our campaign Muni riders were able to come together and show the SF MTA how important affordable fares are to low-income riders. As a result, the SF MTA Board will will also consider whether to expand the free pass program to include 18 year old students and even low-income seniors and people with disabilities.
The city is getting increasingly unaffordable for low-income African American, Latino, Asian & Pacific Islander communities. But at the same time transportation is getting more expensive and fare enfacement is getting more aggressive. Google buses are paying 1 dollar to use the Muni stops, while we are paying 2 dollars to ride the bus. In our neighborhoods including Bayview, Mission, Chinatown, Excelsior, Visitation Valley Muni is overcrowded and unreliable. Mayor Ed Lee is trying to raise billions in new funds to support transportation infrastructure.We need to organize as Muni riders to make sure that the Mayor’s proposal for new funds benefits our communities who are struggling to get by in San Fraancisco by making fares more affordable and Muni service more reliable in our communities!
For more informaiton call POWER at (415) 864-8372 ext 307