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RIPTA board votes to end free bus passes for elderly, disabled

Accessibility| December 15, 2015

The RIPTA board voted unanimously to begin charging holders of passes for elderly and disabled — who now ride free — 50 cents per ride starting July 1.

Calif. transit, college partner for free rides

University| September 22, 2014
Effective immediately, any Victor Valley College student can ride all Victor Valley Transit Authority regional, county and deviated routes for free by presenting a valid student ID or ASB Card.
University| April 21, 2014

Cornell U. may end free rides for 1st-year students

The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit reportedly sees an annual deficit of more than $700,000, partially caused by an increase in first-year students who use the service, which has driven down the subsidy amount the agency receives per student.
University| July 8, 2013

Higher fee will give N.Y. college students bus pass

After officials approved a $40 annual transportation fee increase, students at SUNY Broome Community College will receive a year-round bus pass for Broome County Transit. The transportation fee, which is now $90, also goes toward security and maintenance of campus parking lots.
University| October 15, 2012

SORTA, Ky. transit offering discount passes to colleges

Making free and discounted rides available to students and faculty at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Northern Kentucky University, and Gateway Community & Technical College.
Accessibility| September 24, 2012

Study: Free bus passes for seniors benefit health

Imperial College London researchers analyzed data on the travel habits of 16,900 people over four years and found that free bus passes encouraged people over the age of 60 to be more physically active, regardless of financial status.
University| July 23, 2012

Utah Transit plan to end free passes may hurt students

The agency is considering eliminating all discounted and free passes in its plan to switch from flat fees to distance-based fares. One-third of University of Utah students and staff use free transit passes.
University| March 12, 2012

Maine college offers students free transit bus pass

Students must be currently enrolled at the university to qualify for the free pass.
Bus| March 8, 2012

Ohio’s SARTA offers free employment pass program

The "Transporting Stark County Back to Work" program will offer up to 90 days’ worth of free bus passes for those seeking work or who have recently obtained employment. The goal of the program is to enable individuals who, due to low-income and job loss, cannot afford transportation to find/reach new employment.
Bus| October 18, 2011

S.F. Muni free youth bus passes could cost $13M

An agency study found that it would cost almost twice what was initially projected to provide free bus service to every city resident between the ages of 5 and 17, as well as require expanded peak-time service and new vehicles.
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