Posted: July 22, 2016
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF072716-05

Agenda Item Title:

Request to eliminate RapidRide public transportation fee for K-12 students.

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
07/27/2016
City Council Hearing Date:
08/01/2016
Petitioner:
Mayor Allender
Staff Contact:
Kelsey Sakos
Agenda Item Summary:
This request is to adjust the transit fare structure for RapidRide (Resolution 2016-040) to eliminate fares for Rapid City youth (K-12). This will provide free transit service to the youth allowing access to any one of the six (6) RapidRide routes. This program will be implemented to coincide with the start of the upcoming school year on an experimental basis. A free ride orientation week will be scheduled from August 22-26 for parents and students to familiarize themselves with the bus routes and schedules. The program will officially start the first day of school for the Rapid City Area School District, August 31, 2016.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center

Recommendations:

Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve

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