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  • what_eva

    I’m torn on the idea of free transit for students. While it makes a lot of sense in the same manner having transit be free period makes sense, if you’re not going free transit, then why is it free for all students?

    It strikes me as similar to Blago’s original free transit for seniors plan. Not everyone needs it, but they’ll take it if it’s free. Put in a means test of some kind like it is now for seniors.