Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ireland - reduced youth fares expanded. #youthpass

Older teens to get child fares on public transport - "From August, the lower rate which currently has a cut-off age of 15 will apply to 16 to 18-year-olds as well.

The "simplified" package of fares was announced following discussions between Transport Minister Leo Varadkar and parents.

The cheaper prices will apply to everyone using a Leap card aged between four and 18."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Boston-area youth need boost a T pass would offer

The Boston Globe: "...bus fare is typically one-fourth or more of a week’s pay.

It’s hard enough for city youth to thrive. Our transportation system should help give them a step up, not be stacked against them."

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Young people in Boston cannot afford the bus, need #youthpass

Open Media Boston: "According to a letter delivered to the MBTA by the Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition (YAC) during the demonstration, “thousands and thousands of us – our peers, friends, and classmates – have missed school, work, essential services, and many other opportunities for enrichment, community, and culture, because we cannot afford the price of the MBTA.”"

Monday, May 5, 2014

Young people need better mobility - Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition #youthpass

(1) Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition: "YAC fights for a $10 YOUTH PASS for everyone 12-21 available ALL YEAR with no time or day restrictions. thhe youth pass is a solution to the YOUTH RIDER CRISIS that strands 1/3 of Boston's youth riders from school, work, extracurriculars, healthcare, & safe travel - all because they CAN'T AFFORD THE T.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Portsmouth turns to #freetransit shuttle as cars choke town center

New Hampshire Public Radio: "The city has committed $100,000 to fund a new free shuttle service. A 16-passenger van will transport visitors and downtown workers from a church parking lot located near I95. The pilot project will run weekends only right now."