Aug 12, 2014
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West Contra Costa County students are encouraged to apply for free WestCAT transit passes to get to school this fall.

Apply here for Pass2Class, a 511 Contra Costa program that encourages the use of buses to school in order to reduce traffic congestion and pollution and the cost for low-income parents.

Applications have been available online since Aug. 4 and will remain so until Oct. 6. Parents or guardians must complete a form and agree to have their children take the bus to school instead of driving them.

“Students must be registered in a public or private school (grades 1-12) located in Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo or San Pablo,” according to the program website.

Each student is eligible to receive two 12-ride WestCAT trips. Up to three students per household can receive the passes, which do not expire.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.