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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Supports Proposal Of Free Muni Ride For Youth Below The Age Of 18 

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Backs Proposal For Free Muni Rides For Youth Below The Age Of 18

Earlier, Supervisor Dean Preston had proposed a plan for free Muni rides for all the people in San Francisco. The proposal was passed by Supervisors but Breed did not like the idea. However, she has decided to back a similar plan by Supervisor Melgar. As per this proposal, youth below the age of 18 will get free rides on Muni transports for one year. Moreover, Breed said, “For some people in our city the financial burden of riding Muni is small, but so many young people and families with children rely on public transportation and these fares have a significant impact on their budgets.”

San Francisco Mayor London Breed

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London Breed Hopes To Foster A New Population Of Muni Riders In San Francisco

London Breed is hoping that the idea of free Muni rides will foster a new generation of Muni riders. She wants to encourage the youth to take public transport for going to school and college. Furthermore, she said, “After more than a year of social distancing and virtual learning, I want to see students taking the bus to get to school and to hang out with their friends. This will not only save them money but also hopefully foster a new generation of Muni riders. I want to thank Supervisor Melgar for bringing this idea forward and pushing to make it a reality.”

San Francisco Muni

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Supervisor Melgar Calls The Timing Of Free Muni Rides Right

Supervisor Melgar feels the free Muni rides couldn’t have come at a better time. She thinks it is important to support the lower income group during the economic recovery of the city. Furthermore, she said, “This makes sense now during our recovery and it makes sense in the future to reduce our carbon footprint, introduce more riders into the system, and help youth and their families economically by providing free transportation to and from school and activities.”

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