Speak Out for Student MetroCards

January 5, 2010 § 2 Comments

I wrote last week about the Metro Transit Authority’s truly frightening proposal to cut funding for student MetroCards.

As I said before, this is an extreme act of classism and environmental racism that threatens to make each kid’s human right to education even less attainable than it already is for many children.

The proposal would also eliminate 2 subway lines and 21 bus routes, cut service on many other bus and subway lines, and phase out the Access-A-Ride program, a vital resource for many New Yorkers with disabilities.

Sign this online petition, sponsored by the New York City Council, to demand that the MTA continue to fund these important programs and implement a more transparent budget process.

Sign now.

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§ 2 Responses to Speak Out for Student MetroCards

  • Lyndsay says:

    I hope proposal doesn’t go through. I just found out that the $100/month student metropass in Toronto applies to high school students as well. How expensive! I’ve never understood if people who make prices think parents with teens make more money or shouldn’t be able to afford to do as much for their teens…yes, 16 year olds can have jobs (but should they have to have jobs to get to the high school they want to go to) but there are so many places where prices increase at 13 years old. Getting on Toronto’s transit is 75 cents for children, $2 for students and seniors and $3 for adults.
    Being a university student I also don’t like how there are a limited number of student metro passes for university students. We are students too and should get a discount at least. The one good deal is $10 on weekends will let two adults and up to 0-4 children ride all day.

  • William says:

    I agree. Love those student discount and free student stuff. Can’t imagine how much a year I save on everything with them :P

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