Philly students now get free school transportation

The Philadelphia School District and SEPTA got 6 million dollars from the state to provide free transportation to city students, resolving the concern with students having to pay much more for their trip to school under the proposed transfer elimination.  Apparently, Philadelphia School District was the only school district to not provide free transportation for middle and high school students, and families had to pay around 300 dollars over the school year.

Each student (living at least 1.5 miles away from their school) will receive a special free weekly school transpass, which will only be good for school days during the normal student commuting hours.

Even with the problem of school transportation solved, the lawsuit between the city and SEPTA still goes on!