The North Little Rock School Board will hear a proposal tonight to shift some of the district's transportation needs to Rock Region Metro.
Listed on the agenda for information purposes, meaning the board won’t take any action tonight is an item that would “ provide high school students a fare-free universal transit pass which provides card holders with unlimited bus rides for one year.”
The pass would be good for the 22 fixed routes Rock Region runs connecting North Little Rock, Maumelle, Little Rock, Sherwood and Jacksonville. Those routes cover 51,000 miles weekly and would also include the four express routes. The transit authority also operates a paratransit van system as well as the downtown trolley system that links North Little Rock and Little Rock.
Included in the agenda was a powerpoint from Justin Avery, who serves as CEO of Rock Region.
It lays out some of the particulars that the agreement would be for two years, starting Aug. 1 and would be for North Little Rock High School students.
Cost wasn’t covered, but the presentation notes, the first year would include a “50 percent discount.”
Rock Region also noted that it “has partnered with other local school systems to provide high school students a fare-free universal transit pass.”
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