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County offers discount transit passes to low-income residents

Original post made on Sep 7, 2013

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese and San Jose City Councilman Sam Liccardo joined a charity group Thursday to announce the start of
a two-year pilot program offering discount transit passes for county residents with low incomes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 6, 2013, 1:42 PM

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Posted by Doug Pearson
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 7, 2013 at 11:12 am

I like this idea. Perhaps the Community Services Agency could be a sales agent in Mountain View, depending on how "qualified low-income people" are identified.

The bus is an alternative to driving for a growing number of people and these low-rate fares should help bring in more riders--something VTA needs.

Full disclosure: I'm a Senior and don't drive any more. The Senior fare (also $25/month) is a very low cost way for me to commute to and from work.