L.A. Metro continues to offer free rides to students of all ages

LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho (right) walks the platform at Expo / Western Station with LA Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins (second from right) during a media event. Photo by Jules Feeney

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass addressed reporters at a press event this morning at Foshay Learning Center. She reaffirmed her administration’s commitment to offering free metro rides to K-12 students. The GoPass program lets students ride any metro line or bus within the system free of charge.

The Mayor stressed that the program can help alleviate significant costs associated with transportation.

Karen Bass: We want to make sure that cost is never a barrier to accessibility or opportunity. And removing barriers to transportation can only open doors to improving education and the GoPass program does exactly that.

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho heralded the program which emerged from the partnership between LAUSD and L.A. Transit Authority.

Alberto Carvalho: The possibility of free transportation within our community to over 540,000 students, it is an idea whose time has come. It is safe. It is protected. It is clean. It is the right idea.

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