Amid bus protests, Google donates $6.8m to fund free transit rides for San Francisco youth [theverge.com]

Amid widespread protests over tech companies’ use of public transit infrastructure, Google said today it would fund two years of free transit rides for San Francisco youth. The $6.8 million grant, which is said to be one of the largest private donations in the city’s history, will fund the year-old Free Muni for Low Income Youth program. The cost of the program was previously paid by the city. More than 31,000 low-income youth, ages 5 to 17, have taken advantage of the program since it began a year ago.

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