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Youth Adventure Bus Passes

Post Date:07/12/2019 2:10 PM

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July 12, 2019


Youth Adventure Bus Passes


Starting on Monday, July 15th, more than 1,000 free monthly City bus passes are available to qualifying Santa Maria students, for transportation to youth and teen programs and activities in Santa Maria.


The “Youth Adventure Pass” is valid aboard any Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) bus.


Application forms may be completed and submitted at the City’s Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, 600 South McClelland Street.


Requirements to obtain a “Youth Adventure Pass”:

  • Students 18 years of age and under

  • Enrolled in Santa Maria schools, with valid school ID, and completed sixth-grade

  • Must be able to identify need

  • Parental signature

The program will run until no more of the 1,129 passes are available; the special passes expire June 30, 2020. A regular student monthly SMAT bus pass is $31.


Funding for this project was made possible by the Transit Division’s application for $35,000 from the State of California Low Carbon Transit Operation Program.


The “Youth Adventure Pass” program is part of the Recreation and Parks Department and Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety. Separately, 50 youth bus passes were previously purchased by the Recreation and Parks Department.


Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.



Department:                           Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                     Dennis Smitherman, Management Analyst I

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263

E-mail Address:            


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