Sen. Schumer unveils legislation to give transit discounts to college students

Sen. Chuck Schumer unveiled legislation on Thursday that would provide federal funding to transit agencies like the MTA for offering at least a 25 percent

Sen. Chuck Schumer unveiled legislation on Thursday that would provide federal funding to transit agencies like the MTA for offering at least a 25 percent discount to college student riders.

Sen. Chuck Schumer unveiled legislation on Thursday that would provide federal funding to transit agencies like the MTA for offering at least a 25 percent discount to college student riders. (10/16/15)

BROOKLYN - Sen. Chuck Schumer unveiled legislation on Thursday that would provide federal funding to transit agencies like the MTA for offering at least a 25 percent discount to college student riders.

The program is called UTRIP, which stands for University Transit Rider Innovation Program.

Schumer says that if passed, the discount would mean students only have to pay about $87 per month instead of the $116.50 it currently costs for a monthly MetroCard.

The program could also be used for public bus fares if approved, Schumer says.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12's Dan Serafin visited Lincoln High School 1 Lincoln H.S. alumnus plays in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tourney
VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT 2 VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT
The Harlem Globtrotters paid a visit to children 3 Harlem Globetrotters visit children at Brooklyn Hospital
The Center for Disease Control has a few 4 12 on Health: CDC offers healthy travel tips
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 5 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE