Free transit may end for city students

June 23, 2008 2:49:29 PM PDT
The School District of Philadelphia wants to know what you think about a proposal to end free city transit for an estimated 13,000 students. Under the plan children who live within two miles of their schools would not be eligible for free passes. Neither would students who have less than an 85-percent attendance rate.

The change would save the district about $8-million.

The School Reform Commission could vote on it as early as next month. But before any decisions are made the school district will hold two public forums this week: Tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Both forms will take place at the district's Education Center at 440 North Broad Street.