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Phoenix offering free transit passes for those most in need

Oct 30, 2021, 6:30 AM | Updated: Nov 4, 2021, 10:57 am

(Twitter Photo/@PhoenixMetroBus)...

(Twitter Photo/@PhoenixMetroBus)

(Twitter Photo/@PhoenixMetroBus)

PHOENIX — The city of Phoenix is helping residents with the cost of riding public transit by offering free light rail and bus passes to those most in need.

Residents can fill out a short survey about how they’d utilize the passes.

Phoenix officials are hoping to help people with transportation to and from work, school, medical appointments and more.

Money for the passes — $ 1 million — will come from the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a press release.

Over 30 organizations plan to assist in the distribution of passes.

Fare for Phoenix light rail and bus is $4 per day, $20 per week or $64 per month for adults.

The city is requiring all passengers to wear masks while riding public transit.

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Phoenix offering free transit passes for those most in need