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Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Valley Metro Donating Refurbished Computers

On August 1, Valley Metro will strengthen its commitment to youth education outreach and sustainability efforts with the delivery of 124 refurbished computers to the Cartwright School District.

“Giving these students the tools to complete schoolwork from home will make a difference in their futures,” said Valley Metro Board member & Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo. “I appreciate the level of commitment and a shared vision by Valley Metro, Cartwright School District and Cox Communications to support these students and their opportunity for greater learning.”

Valley Metro is providing a much-needed computer package, including a PC, monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cords and network cables, to students and their families to help with accessing school resources from home. Two Information Technology interns from Arizona State University helped to refurbish the computers.

The partnership between Valley Metro, Cartwright School District and Cox Communications stems from Cox’s Connect2Compete program. This program is open to families with K-12 children who receive support from the Federal Free School Lunch program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Computer distribution to the students and families will occur after the beginning of the school year.

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2016, total ridership for the system was 67 million passengers. Seven high capacity extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.




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