Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
June 28, 2013
For Immediate Release
MTA MAKES EMANCIPATED YOUTH PASS PERMANENT
LOSANGELESCOUNTY — The “Youth on the Move” transit pass pilot program initiated by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, for Los AngelesCounty emancipated foster youth was approved as a permanent program.
“Each year in Los Angeles County, 1,800 young people from the ages of 18 to 21 are emancipated from foster care without a safety net,” said Antonovich. “It was socially responsible for the Board to make this pilot program permanent with a public transportation pass that provides meaningful access to education, employment and social opportunities that will help them become successful, self-sufficient adults.”
This action was a result of the successful pilot initiated by Supervisor Antonovich on
July 1, 2012, Youth on the Move was the first program of its kind in the nation. This joint effort between the MTA and the Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services has resulted in 1,400 program participants as of June, 2013.
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