A year of free transit for youth

via St. Albert Gazette

Young St. Albertans will be getting free transit passes next year as part of an attempt to collect some data on youth bus use.

Last Tuesday, city councillors voted to fund a transit study that would evaluate the feasibility of having the local schools swap out the traditional yellow school bus for public transit.

As part of that study, Coun. Sheena Hughes proposed allowing the city’s youth to use public transit for free next year, hoping to collect data on how many students will naturally switch over to the public system without the city having to jump in with both feet to ending the yellow bus system.

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