May 26 Webinar - Enhancing Active School Travel with Public Transit

For over a decade, Safe Routes to School programs have been working to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school. For students who live too far to walk or bike, school buses provide a valuable service, helping families get children to school without the use of a private vehicle. In some communities, the public transportation system is playing a role in student transportation as well, reducing traffic around schools and increasing active transportation on the trip to school, while also teaching students life-long transportation skills.

This webinar will feature presentations from two school districts that recently transitioned from yellow bus service to public transit passes for older students.  While you may assume that the reason for this switch is cost savings, cost is not always the motivation.  Speakers will discuss why and how the switch was made, highlighting lessons learned and successful strategies that can serve as learning points for other communities.

 

Presenters:

  • Jon Ledeboer, Go-To Pass Coordinator, Minneapolis Public Schools.
  • Kimberly Rice, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Boston Public Schools

 

Date: Thursday, May 26th

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 EST

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