Building off the momentum from the 2014 Free MUNI for Youth campaign, senior and disability rights advocates successfully organized and advocated for an expansion of the program to cover low and moderate income seniors and people with disabilities.
Led by Senior and Disability Action (SAN) and Chinatown Community Development Center a large crowd of seniors and people with disabilities packed San Francisco City Hall and gave testimony about how even the cost of a discounted senior MUNI pass is a burden for residents living on a fix income. The result was a unanimous vote by the SFMTA board to extend the free MUNI program to seniors and people with disabilities. The program starts March 1st.
Campaigns for transportation justice are more than just about the cost of bus fare—they are about the right to access services, opportunity, and fully participate as a resident of the city. More at SFGate.