With the brand new faculty yr now in session, Allentown College District college students have a neater technique to get to high school. WDIY’s Sarit Laschinsky has extra.
The Allentown College District not too long ago introduced that, by way of an expanded partnership with LANTA, ASD college students with a legitimate district ID have free entry to any LANTA fixed-route bus service.
College students should present their legitimate ID for the present yr with a purpose to experience at no cost. The service is barely obtainable to present college students and isn’t transferable or extendable to members of the family or others. LANTA and the district additionally reminded households that college students below the age of 12 should be accompanied by a fare-paying grownup.
In an announcement, Allentown Superintendent Dr. John Stanford mentioned the fare-free system creates extra alternatives for college students to make use of LANTA buses to get to high school. He famous that the majority Allentown college students dwell inside strolling distance of their native faculty, however can use public transportation to get there quicker or throughout inclement climate.
LANTA Government Director Owen O’Neil mentioned the partnership may also pace up the boarding course of and scale back the logistical burdens of bus fare processing.
The transit authority had beforehand partnered with ASD to supply a $1 pupil fare, which nonetheless required tickets to be bought upfront from faculty buildings. LANTA additionally provides further journeys and buses to routes through the tutorial yr to satisfy the extra demand from Allentown college students.
(Authentic Air Date: 9/2/22)
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