The Los Angeles Community College District has received a $1-million grant to continue providing free Metro passes for about half a million students through the current academic year, officials said.
The initiative, called GoPass, provides a free Metro TAP card to L.A. community college students for use on all Metro buses and trains, as well as 13 additional transit agencies. The program benefits up to 500,000 students across the county.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) secured the $1-million funding through a congressionally directed spending grant, supporting GoPass’ extension into the 2022-23 school year for all 21 community colleges in Los Angeles County, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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