Madison County offers free transit for young people

May 5, 2008 6:49:57 AM PDT
With fuel prices soaring and no relief in sight, Madison County Transit has announced a program to provide free bus rides to more than 22,000 Madison County students in grades 7 through 12. Young people who hold the Summer Youth Passes will be provided with unlimited rides from Memorial Day through Labor Day on any MCT fixed-route bus. Passes are to be distributed in the next few weeks in the count's public and private schools.

MCT notes it is one of the first public transportation agencies in the nation to initiate such an aggressive program to promote transit use to students.