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Student Leaders Help Campus Bring Metro GoPass to Students through Pilot Program

Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins and Metro Board Member Fernando Dutra join press conference to celebrate new transit passes

WHAT: Cerritos College will officially launch its new Metro GoPass program for students on Thursday, March 31, at 10 a.m. The College’s Associated Students organization sponsored funding to subsidize the cost to provide students with transit passes at a steep discount of more than 90% through the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Fareless System Initiative Community College pilot program.  

Meeting students’ basic needs has been a top priority at Cerritos College. The new transportation support will ensure that students have affordable and reliable means of transportation to access campus to achieve their educational goals. At Cerritos College, 70 percent of students qualify for the California College Promise Grant, which waives enrollment fees to attend school. Fifty percent of students receive a federal Pell grant that is awarded to students with exceptional financial need – indicating they are low income and in dire financial straits. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Student Center
Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
Parking available in Lot 1 (no permit necessary)

Campus map: www.cerritos.edu/guide or www.cerritos.edu/google-map.    

VISUALS: The student leaders from the Associated Students of Cerritos College, Metro leaders, local elected officials from Norwalk and surrounding cities. 

 

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