ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Under a new proposal, monthly transit passes would drop from $49 to $29 for students. Faculty and staff, who pay the general public rate of $59 monthly, also would be eligible for the $29 passes. Pass holders would gain unlimited ridership on the North County Transit District's Sprinter trains and Breeze buses. NCTD leaders said at a recent finance meeting that they were in favor of the proposal, which must gain approval from both college and transit leaders. For the full story, click here.