April 21, 2014
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.
July 8, 2013
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.
October 15, 2012
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.
September 24, 2012
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.
July 23, 2012
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.
March 12, 2012
Students must be currently enrolled at the university to qualify for the free pass.
March 8, 2012
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.
October 18, 2011
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.
October 12, 2009
The initial cost of the program will be $250,000, covered by funds from the parking fee increase that went into effect this fall.
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