Metro fare increase troubles students

By Marcus Camacho As if dealing with finances wasn’t stressful enough, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) raised their bus fare prices last week, making it more difficult for college students to stay within their budget. This will not affect or bother students that own a car or hitch rides from friends and family members, but for students who take the bus, the changes in the Metro fare…

September 23, 2014
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Metro increases bus fare

May 1, 2014

  By Cynthia Lagunas The Metro board meeting on March 27 resulted in a bus fare increase that will be effective around July 1. As an East Los Angeles College student my daily transportation to school and work is the Metro bus. The increase will bring the fare to  SmarTrip card users to $1.75, a 15 cent increase. There is a constant struggle when planning my daily trip. There are…

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Higher Education, higher prices

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of recent budget cuts, the Los Angeles Community College District has discontinued the $15 a semester I-TAP program, and is now offering the College/Vocational TAP. The College/Vocational TAP allows students to buy monthly reduced passes for $36 per month. Students who have 12 units or more must fill out an application,which can be found at the fiscal office on campus or on the Los…

September 22, 2011
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Discontinued TAP cards upsets students

By Christian Valles The Metro I-TAP program ended on June 6 with no future plans to continue the program at East Los Angeles College, which has left many students scrambling to find reasonable alternatives. Metro has offered an alternative to full time students, $36 a month student discount tap pass. The alternative has left one student questioning this action by Metro. David, who declined to give a last name, has…

September 22, 2011
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