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  • Conclusion to Free Bus Pass Distribution for Teens

    NEWS RELEASE
    January 23, 2020
    Conclusion to Free Bus Pass Distribution for Teens 


    The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety, and Santa Maria Area Transit, concluded the distribution of free 31-day bus passes for Santa Maria students in 7th-through 12th-grades. 

    Recipients of benefit programs, including students that receive free or reduced school lunches, were eligible for a pass paid for by grant monies received last summer. 

    Beginning in July 2019, more than 1,000 allotted passes were distributed to local teens during a six-month period. City staff will seek grant funding to restart the pass-distribution program this summer. 

    Questions may be directed to the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260. 

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