Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Portland Public School Students can now ride TriMet for free

A program gets the thumbs up to allow students to show their school ID to ride for free.

However, Parkrose, David Douglas and Centennial were left out of the Trimet deal. That is 1/3 of the students in Portland.


G-man said...

As a Oregon City School District student that hevily relies on trimet to fufill certain class activities and projects, along side my future need of it for to and from transportation, I find this unfair to any other Trimet serviced school children.

Also, why would Trimet, after cutting bus service from fairless square, then turn around and give a free ride to students of PPS? That seems very counter-productive.

punkrawker4783 said...

I completely agree with you. If they want to offer a discount, they need to do it everyone in the service district. I personally think they should offer all schools a discounted Semester pass, similar to what many agencies to for college students, one flat rate, $40 or so, covers the semester, or half year, however they want to work it. Honestly what PPS is doing is rude to everyone else!

Anonymous said...

well it may be rude, but at least I get to take advantage of free bus/MAX rides until june of next year. *muhhaaaahaaahaaaaaa*

-benson HS student