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Students’ free rides delayed until September

Richmond high school students who hoped to hop on a GRTC bus and ride for free under a now city program will have to wait until the new school year begins in September.

The program is still being developed, City Hall and GRTC officials said this week.

“This is the startup year for the program,” James Nolan, the mayor’s press secretary, stated in response to a Free Press query.

The mayor called for providing the passes to allow public high school students to ride free in his proposed budget for the current 2018-19 fiscal year that began Sunday and City Council adopted the proposal in May.

He said the program would be year-round when he announced the proposal, but this year it will run for 10 months until June 30, 2019, and…

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