Move LA

FAST FACTS

CHALLENGE

LOS ANGELES 2018

PROJECT

STUDENT TRANSIT PASS

AWARD

$178,000

CONNECT

 

STUDENT TRANSIT PASS


 

Move LA’s mission is to build a broad constituency that will advocate for the development of a comprehensive, diverse, robust, clean and financially sound public transportation system for Los Angeles County, champion strategies to accelerate its implementation and policies that will ensure prosperous and healthy neighborhoods around stations where people of all ages and incomes can live, work and thrive.

Their winning submission, “Student Transit Pass Pilot Program” will invest in student transit passes providing unlimited access to all of LA Metro’s bus and rail services for low-income high school students in the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone, a Federal Promise Zone. The goal of this pilot is to create a model for equal access and upward mobility for low-income public school students in LA, inspire the next generation of transit riders, reduce transportation emissions, and lead to better job opportunities, access to education, and graduation rates.