More Than 40 Nonprofits Apply to Give TriMet Tickets to Poor People

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Low-income Portlanders seeking free TriMet tickets and passes should soon know where to look: More than 40 nonprofits have applied for a transit-agency program giving them fares at a 20 percent discount.As previously reported by WW, the $1 million program is a last-minute response to public outcry at a TriMet  fare hike coupled with abolishing the Free Rail Zone. Both those changes go into effect ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 AARON MESH

Want to Give Discounted TriMet Passes to the Poor? Here's Your Chance

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With less than a month left until TriMet's fare hike and Free Rail Zone elimination kicks in on Sept. 1, the transit agency is offering 20 percent fare discount to nonprofits that give tickets and passes to low-income riders.But it's a limited-time offer. The deadline for the first round of applications—for $540,000 worth of fare discounts—is next Friday, Aug. 24. That's a two-week window to apply: ...   More
 
Thursday, August 16, 2012 AARON MESH

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