BREAKING NEWS! On February 17, SANDAG announced the extension for the Youth Opportunity Pass (YOP) program for youth 18 and under for another year! Thank you to our local leaders, community advocates, youth and our Improving Transportation in City Heights (ITCH) team for your hard work. The YOP program deadline has been extended to June 30, 2024, meaning youth 18 and under can continue to use the no cost PRONTO pass to ride public transportation in the San Diego region including the trolley, bus, and coaster. 🚌🚲🚃
Our ITCH team has advocated for a no cost youth public transportation program since 2011.
Mid-City CAN and our partner organizations will continue to work to expand and extend YOP: We want YOP to be permanent and to include everyone 24 and under!
Earlier this week, Mid-City CAN, along with our coalition of organizations supporting free youth transit programs, were excited about the creation of Assembly Bill 610 Youth Transit Pass Pilot Program: Free Youth Transit Passes.
We thank Assemblymembers Chris Holden, Tasha Boerner Horvath, Mike Fong, and Gail Pellerin for creating the bill.
You can count on Mid-City CAN to support AB 610! Follow our social media channels for more about this bill and our trip next month to Sacramento to encourage Gov. Newsom and California legislators to support AB 610.