Trimet is going head to head with Mayor Sam Adams in a battle over the free youth pass program.
The program, which allowed Portland Public Schools students to ride for free, wasn't included in the agency's budget. It was approved just earlier this month.
In response, Adams released a video and sent a letter Tuesday asking the city council to increase the amount they charge Trimet for benches and shelters by 8,000 percent. He then wants to use the increased revenue to pay for the youth pass program.
The general manager of Trimet wants the city council to vote no on the plan tomorrow. The agency said the youth pass program had been previously funded by another government program, but that funding has been cut.
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