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Man with brain injury denied reduced fare for Sportran bus pass

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Verando Pitts, a disabled veteran with a brain injury and has suffered from seizures believes he qualifies for that reduced fare, but he doesn't’t according to the rules outlined by Sportran. Verando Pitts, a disabled veteran with a brain injury and has suffered from seizures believes he qualifies for that reduced fare, but he doesn't’t according to the rules outlined by Sportran.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Sportran offers reduced fares for those who have certain disabilities. Verando Pitts, a disabled veteran with a brain injury and has suffered from seizures believes he qualifies for that reduced fare, but he doesn't’t according to the rules outlined by Sportran.

“If I get too hot, I can have a seizure, if I get frustrated and stressed,” said Pitts.

And stress is something he says he's been feeling a lot lately, after being disqualified from Sportran's reduced fare program - which means for a bus pass he'll pay 40 instead of 20, to get to places he says are important.

"To the VA hospital and I have a computer class that I started last week because I'm not really down with computers to learn how", said Pitts.

Pitt's knows why they disqualified him, in fact it's right on his application that he's filled out twice. "'A person who is seizure free for a continuous period of six months are disqualified,'" Pitts reads from the application. "That's not their business."

Sportran’s website lists all the exclusions to the reduced fare program, they include Pregnancy, obesity, acute or chronic alcoholism, or drug addiction, contagious diseases and temporary disabilities with a duration of less than 90 days. 

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