How Reduced Fares are Helping Lower-Income Oregonians
For those who’ve enrolled, a month pass costs only $28 —72 percent less than a the cost of a non-discounted $100 month pass. The savings work out to more than $864 over the course of a year. That’s a “life-changing” amount of money, as some people who use the reduced fare have said.
Here are the stories of three riders who signed up for the program.
Mark: Street Roots vendor
Jalena: Busy parent
Stephanie: Life-changing savings
If you’re 18 to 64 years old, an Oregon resident, not already using Honored Citizen fares and your household income is less than twice the federal poverty level, you can likely ride for less. Here’s how to apply.
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