Opportuni(T): Youth Riders, the Affordability Crisis, and the Youth Pass Solution is now available for download. This report is based on three years of youth-led research and advocacy by the Youth Way on the MBTA campaign.
Click here to download the report!
“The transportation system is supposed to help you succeed. If you don’t have affordable access, you won’t be able to succeed.”
-Davonte Jordan, REEP Youth Organizer
This report supports the creation of a Youth Pass, an unrestricted Monthly LinkPass available at Charlie Card machines for youth ages 12 to 21 for $10 per month. The Youth Pass will transform and increase youth riders’ access to the T, bridging the gap to education, employment, healthcare, and community involvement. Today’s young people will be lifelong riders, and we need a public transportation system that recognizes our needs and invests in our futures.
Press advisory: please join us at 11:00am on Friday, June 10, 2011, for the Opportuni(T) Press Conference and report release. Location: Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130. For more information, contact us.