- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Mayor Jorge Elorza has agreed to provide Providence high school students who live two or more miles from their school with free bus passes.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1QwuhOs ) that Elorza made the announcement Thursday, a little over a week after members of the Providence Student Union staged a rally at City Hall.

Students called on Elorza to reduce the minimum distance students must walk to school to qualify for a bus pass.

They say Elorza promised while campaigning last year to reduce the minimum distance to two miles, but he hadn’t done it.

Before the change, a student had to live at least 2.5 miles from school to qualify for a bus pass.

Student union members say the change will help thousands of students in Providence.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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