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Santa Maria students receive free 31-day bus passes

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 21:21:50-05

The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department distributed free 31-day bus passes for Santa Maria students in 7th to 12th grade.

Students who receive free or reduced school lunches were eligible for a pass paid for by grant monies received last summer.

Starting last July, more than 1,000 passes were handed out to local teens during a six-month period.

City staff is working on gathering grand funding to offer the pass-distribution program this summer.

The Mayor's Task Foce on Youth Safety and the Santa Maria Area Transit also helped make this program possible.

For more information on the program call the Santa Maria Recreation and Park Department at 805-925-0951.