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Students push public transit policy

Published on August 3, 2018

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Public transit systems are lifelines that connect people to jobs, education and opportunity. And students at the University of Washington School of Public Health are working to give Seattle residents a bit more slack.

Students met with the Seattle City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee last month to discuss ways to expand access to public transit benefits for low-income and small business workers. The city is exploring an opportunity that could save employees up to 40 percent off the cost of a transit pass.

“As public health students, we have a vested interest in transportation being equitable, affordable and accessible for the public,” said master’s student Gracious Gamiao during her presentation to the committee on June 19. “With Seattle experiencing unprecedented growth, it is more urgent.”

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