Board to consider impact
of discounted MUNI pass
for young adults
By Aldrich M. Tan
April 5, 2006
Supervisor Jake McGoldrick requested research concerning impact
of a discounted municipal railway pass for young adults ages 18-24
at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting.
"Young people travel around the city much more around the
city than older people do," he said.
"They will use cars less if you give them more incentives
to use public transportation."
McGoldrick said he is asking the Office of Legislative Analyst
to look at nationwide trends for discounted public transportation
fare and come up with projections of a discounted young adult
pass could impact San Francisco.
Monthly passes currently cost $45 for individuals over 18-years-old,
McGoldrick said. Discounted passes are $10 for individuals under
age 18 and over age 65.
"Many of my friends who have the senior discount pass use
public transportation more often," he said.