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Sacramento RT launches fare-free program for youths


IF THEY DO, HE’LL THROW THEM A
PIZZA PARTY. LISA: THAT’S A GOOD INCENTIVE. STUDENTS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
GETTING A LIFT WITH DRIVING
DUTY. TODAY, SAC REGIONAL TRANSIT AND
CAPITOL CITY LEADERS STARTED A
BRAND NEW PROGRAM, IN HOPES OF
GETTING MORE KIDS TO SCHOOL ON
TIME
ROIDE FREE RT MEANS KIDS CAN RIDE THE BUS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
ALL DAY LONG ABSOLUTELY FREE.>>I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET
EVERYWHERE I NEEDED TO GO IN A
SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. LISA: LESSENING THE LOAD ON
PARENTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT AS
PART OF THE MISSION.>>A NUMBER OF POSSIBILITIES
THAT OPENS FOR NOT ONLY MYSELF,
BUT ALSO MY PEERS, IT ALLOWS US
TO TRAVEL TO INTERNSHIPS,
SCHOOL, LEISURE ACTIVITIES, ETC. IT IS AMAZING. LISA: IT IS ALSO TO DECREASE
TRUANCY FOR STUDENTS AND HELP
THEM GET TO SPORTS, INTERNSHIPS
AND JOBS.>>IT RELEASES THE BURDEN. GASES REACHING FOUR DOLLARS A
GALLON. YOU ALSO HAVE TO PAY FOR THE
LUTTRELL. REDUCING THE COST AND REMOVING
IT ALL TOGETHER ALLOWS PEOPLE TO
SPEND THAT MONEY ON OTHER
THINGS. LISA: THE HISTORY MAY SEEM —
THIS HISTORY MAKING PROGRAM IS
THE FIRST IN A COUNTRY. THE SACRAMENTO MAYOR IS EXCITED
TO EMPOWER THE YOUTH.>>THE KIDS FROM ALL
NEIGHBORHOODS CAN GET TO ANY
PART OF THE CITY. THIS IS POWERFUL. LISA: THE SACRAMENTO CITY
COUNCILMEMBER HAS WORKED ON A
PROJECT WITH RT FOR MORE THAN
EIGHT YEARS JUST TO MAKE IT A
REALITY. HE CALLS IT A GAME CHANGER FOR
THE CAPITAL CITY.>>I THINK IT IS A GREAT DAY FOR
SACRAMENTO YOUTH. WE ARE REMOVING BARRIERS SO KIDS
CAN GET TO SCHOOL, GET TO WORK. THEY CAN GET TO WHATEVER
ACTIVITIES THAT ARE SAFE AND
GOOD FOR THEM, FREE, ANYTIME,
ANYWHERE.>>I DON’T HAVE A CAR AND I
CANNOT DRIVE YET. GETTING AROUND USING RT HAS BEEN
HELPFUL FOR ME. I CAN GET TO A LOT MORE PLACES
WITHOUT MY PARENTS. I DON’T HAVE TO DEPEND ON THEM. LISA: WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?>>MY EXPERIENCE, I HAVE HAD
ZERO PROBLEMS USING RT. AT FIRST MY PARENTS WERE
SKEPTICAL. THEY THOUGHT, SHOULD I LET MY
DAUGHTER GO ON RT ALONE? AS I STARTED GETTING ON IT, I
STARTED GETTING

David Frank

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Steven Evans Posted on October 2, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Free free that’s like Santa 🎅 but when you grow up you realize nothing is free. Ask yourself kids how are you going to pay for when you grow up.

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  2. Randys FiftySevenChevy Posted on October 2, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Really more free stuff..great, that will help them be more resourceful. Okay now will you address the homeless epidemic.

    Reply
  3. Trail Hiker Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Its a good program.

    Reply
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