While its a nice of the city to help Tri-Met and give school kids a bus pass do they realize that most of them only use the damn thing to go a couple of stops at most? Service comes to a stand still because scads of pre/teens wait more than 20 minutes in order to pile onto buses so they can ride to where they could've walked in less that time. We aren't doing our ever more obese children a service by giving everyone passes. Why not issue them based proximity to the school? Anyone living under a 1/2 mile doesn't need a pass more than they need the exercise.