Burbank officials have proposed cutting a long-standing subsidy that gets Burbank seniors on the Metro bus for $7 a month.
The transit access pass actually costs users $75 for 30 days, but the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority charges just $14 for seniors over the age of 62.
Burbank for years has further reduced the cost for seniors to $7 by tapping Proposition A funds to the tune of roughly $35,000 a year.
Come July 1, that practice is slated to an end.
“We’re looking at the transportation program as a whole,” said David Kriske, deputy city planner for transportation, adding that the program is operating under a structural deficit. “We want to make sure we preserve other programs, like the senior and disabled transit, and the fixed-route services.”
Mel Klugman, 70, lines up once a month to purchase his 30-day pass for $7, something he’s been doing for 5 years.