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ABQ Group Promotes Free Bus Pass Program For Kids

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Summertime gives kids the chance to go outside and have some fun, but many don’t always have a way to get around town. A local Albuquerque group is raising awareness about free bus passes for kids.

The passes will give kids ages 10 to 18 unlimited access to free city bus rides along Central Avenue in June and July, a savings of $24 dollars.


There are 1,500 passes up for grabs when young folks register with participating community centers.


Organizers with Together for Brothers say this is the project’s first phase, and if it goes well, it could be implemented on other bus routes all over the city. The group focuses on supporting kids of color.


The ABQ Youth Pass program was put together by the city of Albuquerque.



Where to get passes:

  • Alamosa Community Center
  • Los Duranes Community Center
  • Barelas Community Center
  • Heights Community Center
  • Cesar Chavez Community Center
  • Mesa Verde Community Center


KUNM’s Public Health New Mexico project is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,the McCune Charitable Foundation and the Con Alma Health Foundation.


Correction: The kid bus pass program was not created by Together for Brothers. It was put together by the City of Albuquerque, Mayor Tim Keller's office and ABQ Ride.

May joined KUNM's Public Health New Mexico team in early 2018. That same year, she established the New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and received a fellowship from the Association of Health Care Journalists. She join Colorado Public Radio in late 2019.
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