Getting to School: Safety and Equity in Transportation for BPS

From Upham’s Corner to Roxbury Crossing…. That’s how far 2 miles is, and some young residents of the Dudley Village campus are having to walk that distance twice daily in order to get to school. That’s because in order to get a free “M7” MBTA pass from Boston Public Schools, a high school student must live at least 2 miles from the school building. This means that although some kids receive a free M7 to go to school, internships, jobs, programs, and activities, others have no free way to get to school at all, and if their families can’t afford that additional cost burden every day, then that child has to walk.

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