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VIDEO: Start them Young on Transit

July 05, 2012 By Joe Sheeran, Communications Director

Many big city school districts already use public transit to transport high school students. Minneapolis started a similar pilot about three years ago and now plans to extend it citywide. Students living outside the two-mile walk zone or those qualifying for free and reduced lunch will receive a free unlimited metro card to use between 5am and 10pm.

With so many new riders, the Minneapolis Youth Congress decided to produce a video as a guide for first-timers.

 

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2 Comments:

  • Susan Legender Clarke says:

    July 10, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Great idea. How about we do this in Saint Paul as well.

  • Darren Couillard says:

    August 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

    This ought to be standard everywhere. I took the city bus to school in Junior High and HIgh School in Duluth and it worked great, we need to rethink our school bus laws to encourage the use of public transit rather than having schools spending tons of money on school bus services that basically duplicate what in many cases is already available or could be expanded more cheaply than running extra school buses.