DC Council proposals would increase students' access to free transit
from The Washington Post
All District students would be able to ride Metro buses for free under legislation recently proposed in the D.C. Council. The measure is meant to ensure that transportation expenses aren't keeping children from attending class, said council member Muriel Bowser, D-Ward 4, who introduced the measure with colleagues Anita Bonds, D-At Large, and Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3. Chronic truancy is a widespread problem in the District. At four high schools last year, more than 40 percent of students missed a month or more of class.
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