SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Middle and high school students in Santa Maria can pick up free bus passes.
The city's Recreation and Parks Department teamed up with the Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety and Santa Maria Area Transit to give out free 31-day bus passes to students in 7th through 12th grade.
Students who receive free or reduced school lunches or who participate in certain benefit programs are eligible for the pass.
Passes are available at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, located at 600 South McClelland Street.
Students need their parent or guardian to go with them to apply for a free pass.