Nearly 20,000 San Franciscans under the age of 18 have applied for free Muni passes to be issued by the end of the month as part of a 16-month pilot program.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has proposed that $6.7 million go towards maintenance on Muni rather than a pilot program for free passes for low-income youth.
One San Francisco supervisor has introduced legislation sending a message to the city’s transportation agency that federal grant money should be used for improving Muni instead of free bus passes for low-income youth.
Millions of dollars in federal transportation funds are San Francisco-bound, but youth advocates want it to be used for low-income youth passes on Muni buses.
In an 8-7 vote, The Metropolitan Transportation Commission decided not to fund free bus passes for low-income youth.
In the expected SFMTA budget low-income youth may be able to ride Muni free, but free parking on Sudays may be history.