Penn. St., transit system expand discounted pass program

Posted on August 18, 2014

Photo courtesy George Chriss
Photo courtesy George Chriss
Penn State Transportation Services and the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) will expand the “Ride for Five” mass transit program to off-campus graduate students beginning in the fall semester.

Previously available only to full-time faculty and staff, the Ride for Five program was created in 2001 to promote mass transit to decrease vehicle congestion on campus and improve air quality. Users of the program receive a mass transit pass valid on all CATABUS routes at the reduced rate of $5 per month, with Transportation Services covering the remaining cost of each pass to provide graduate students with a sustainable and affordable means of getting to and from campus.

The graduate student mass transit pass will be available only to graduate students who live off campus and who do not have access to a CATABUS pass as part of their apartment lease.

Additionally, access to a university daytime parking permit will be unavailable to graduate students who register for the Ride for Five mass transit pass, but four one-day commuter parking permits will be provided at no charge for occasions where driving to campus during the day is necessary.

Mass transit pass holders will, however, be permitted to register for an evening/weekend parking permit, which provides access to many faculty/staff parking lots after 4 p.m. weekdays and throughout the day Saturdays and Sundays.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Fla.'s JTA sets launch date for new BRT service

The 9.4 mile Green Line on the North Corridor will feature direct, high-frequency service; 18 branded stations; complimentary Wi-Fi, a Park-n-Ride lot, and real-time bus arrival information.

Canadian bus service to block Internet streaming

Some customers have reported slow internet service, while others couldn't connect at al, due to Internet streaming issues.

Nova Bus names new east coast regional sales manager

Prior to joinging Nova, John Manzi served as eastern regional transit sales manager for a major transmission manufacturer.

Shuttle, circulator routes drawing thousands of riders in Miami

These services carried more than eight million passengers last year in 27 municipalities and are praised by riders and public officials alike as successful transit programs.

Calif.'s VVTA unveils Google trip planner update, web app

VVTA staff coordinated with the county and cities to maintain route and stop accuracy throughout the release cycle. Meeting the needs of the many departments at each agency added to the complexity of the project.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close