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TriMet awards $250K in fare grants to low income riders

Posted on April 23, 2013

Portland, Ore.-based TriMet is awarding $251,672 in grants in the form of fares to 17 local nonprofits and community-based organizations. These organizations reach low-income members of the community within the TriMet service district.

The Access Transit: Fare Relief Program grants help low-income individuals access public transit. The program is part of a $1.3 million effort to mitigate the impact of the 2012 fare increase, the largest in the agency’s history, on low-income riders.

TriMet partnered with local nonprofit, Ride Connection, to administer the program. Ride Connection is dedicated to providing responsive, accessible transportation options for those in need. The Access Transit grants range from $900 to $22,500 in value, with the focus to reach more low-income riders.

The initial amount set aside for the grant program was $300,000. TriMet and Ride Connection awarded $251,672 so far, holding the remaining $48,328 for additional 501(c)(3) non-profits and community-based organizations in Clackamas and Washington Counties.

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