Lynwood Unified School District has partnered with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to implement the Fareless System Initiative (FSI) K-12 Program, which will provide free transportation access for all students in the District.
LACMTA, which provides a variety of transportation services for Los Angeles County residents, has developed the program to create a new generation of independent transit riders. The FSI K-12 is a two-year pilot program funded by the state and will enable wider access to academic and career opportunities for students.
Lynwood Unified plans to launch the GoPass program this fall and will provide information to the community about access. For more information, please visit Metro.net/GoPass.
Students enrolled in the program will receive a tap card known as a GoPass, which will be eligible to use in the following transit systems:
· City of Commerce
· Lynwood Trolley Breeze
· Culver City Bus
· Norwalk Transit
· Foothill Transit
· Montebello Bus
· Gardena Transit (GTrans)
· Pasadena Transit
· LA County Shuttles
· Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
· LADOT Dash
· Torrance Transit
· Long Beach Transit
By providing free transportation to local communities, the pass also aims to remove many of the job barriers students face when entering the workforce.
“The initiation of this program has enabled Lynwood Unified to ensure students continue to have the means to achieve anything they need to be successful,” Superintendent Dr. Gudiel Crosthwaite said. “Providing free transportation to our students will help inspire them to make positive changes in our community and beyond.”
The GoPass is a flexible tool that will allow students to explore more communities and benefit from exposure to new ideas and opportunities for success. Students 13 years of age or older can register themselves, and those under the age of 13 must have their cards activated by a parent or guardian.