Thursday, February 28, 2013

Free Muni Program for Youth Kicks Off | Mission Loc@l

Free Muni Program for Youth Kicks Off | Mission Loc@l: "Campos said that the idea of free youth passes was not an easy sell when he began pushing it a few years ago. The supervisor gave one of his aides, Sheila Chung Hagen, the credit for coming up with the concept.

“Everyone we started talking to about it at the time said, ‘This is never going to happen. You can’t be serious about this,’” Campos said Wednesday. He said that organizers had to gain support from a long list of city, county and regional government agencies in order to make the pilot program possible. Providing youth with transportation is not only about making sure that San Francisco remains affordable for families, he said, but also about “transforming how we as a city think about transportation.”"

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