2017-05-24

Living on a stipend, the cost of transportation can become challenging or feel overwhelming. Thanks to generous local partners, many of our AmeriCorps members can commute with a little more peace of mind.  Every City Year site has its own set of local partnerships with benefits for their AmeriCorps members. Benefits vary by location; here are four cities with transportation assistance:

Miami

AmeriCorps members serving with City Year Miami receive a free monthly Miami Dade Transit pass, making it easy to tap and go when you board the Metrobus or Metrorail on your way to service. In fact, public transport is so encouraged in Miami, that Miami-Dade Transit shared data on how taking public transportation also improves your health!

AmeriCorps members in Miami enjoy using their pass to get to local music festivals and sporting events. The city also has brand new art and science museums that are accessible from public transit.

Monthly savings estimate: $112.50

New Hampshire

Our City Year New Hampshire AmeriCorps members receive a free monthly Manchester Transit Authority bus pass. The MTA is the largest public transportation provider in the state. The pass covers fares and transfers along all 14 bus routes that sprawl the city. Additionally, City Year AmeriCorps members receive free parking passes for a downtown lot close to the City Year New Hampshire office—which makes carpooling to professional development office days easy!

Monthly savings estimate: $120 ($60 for MTA pass, $60 in parking pass) 

5 City Year locations that offer transportation benefits

San Jose

City Year San Jose AmeriCorps members receive a free VTA pass that works for buses and light rail systems. These bus routes service the Santa Clara Valley area, including the San Jose.

AmeriCorps members frequently use their pass to visit, San Pedro Square, hike in Alum Rock park, visit the Tech Museum or to enjoy local shopping and restaurant life. 

Monthly savings estimate: $70

San Antonio

Our AmeriCorps members serving in San Antonio receive a free VIA Metropolitan Transit bus pass. The monthly pass allows our corps unlimited rides on all regular and Express bus services.  The corps can use their pass to explore San Antonio's historic sites (like the Alamo) as well as great local museums

Monthly savings estimate: $38

A number of other City Year locations offer transportation benefits to their AmeriCorps members. You can explore locations on our website to learn more, or contact your local recruiter to find out how you can apply by the June 1st deadline. 

5 City Year locations that offer transportation benefits

Editorial Note: Monthly savings estimate are based on the full-cost adult pass prices listed online as of May 2017. 

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