$5 Monthly Discount Youth Pass Program Extended Through 2011
December 6, 2010
On Monday, December 6, 2010, the Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD) Board of Directors unanimously extended Yuba-Sutter Transit's enormously popular Discount Monthly Youth Pass Program for another year through December 2011. Without this $67,500 grant, the program was set to end December 31st. The regular $15 monthly unlimited use local fixed route youth (ages 5 - 18) passes have been offered since September 2005 at the greatly reduced price of just $5 using a series of FRAQMD grants to off-set the loss of fare revenue.
The objective of the program is to encourage and increase youth ridership and the results have been very impressive. Compared to pre-program levels, the sale of monthly youth passes has increased from 87 to 639 and monthly youth pass ridership has increased from 2,894 to 15,880 passenger boardings (October 2004 versus October 2010). The 6,750 youth passes to be funded by the new one year grant are expected to provide up to 135,000 youth pass trips in 2011.
The $5 discount monthly youth bus pass offers unlimited use of the local fixed route system for one calendar month for those ages 5 through 18. Discount youth passes are available at any of Yuba-Sutter Transit's pass sales outlets from the 24th of each month through the 7th of the following month. Passes are also available by mail or at the Yuba-Sutter Transit office all month long.
For route and schedule information or a list of local pass sales outlets, call (530) 634-6880 or check on-line at www.yubasuttertransit.com.