Valley Transportation Authority in Santa Clara, Calif., approved a plan to give the area’s homeless free bus and rail passes starting in April, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The program has been set up in hopes that this offer will help the homeless get to medical and job appointments.  

Candidates will be screened by social security agencies to determine qualification. The county will fund the $111,000 program, and about 1,850 transit stickers will be handed out every three months. According to a survey conducted two years ago, 7,200 homeless people lived in Santa Clara County and an estimated 3,500 people are expected to use the offer annually.