Partial bus pass victory for Baltimore Algebra Project
MTA administrator Paul Wiedefeld has agreed to try extending student bus passes from 6:30 until 8 p.m. (without a stamped exemption) to allow for greater participation in extracurricular activities. The decision comes after intense lobbying by the Baltimore Algebra Project, whose members held a protest a few weeks ago. The Algebra Project wants students to get an all-day pass for unlimited bus trips at any time of day. But this is a start. The trial period will begin sometime in April or May (negotiations over a date are ongoing) and go until the end of the school year, at which point there will be an evaluation. The school district had requested the extension until 8 p.m.