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Riverside Transit Agency Buses Fill up on Natural Gas, Provide Free Rides for Students

A long-time champion of cleaner, greener technologies, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) has provided public bus service to California’s Western Riverside County since 1977. RTA’s service area is among the nation’s largest, covering 2,500 square miles. The agency operates more than 160 buses on 36 fixed routes and eight commuter routes, 98 dial-a-ride vehicles, and 10 trollies.

69% of U. of Chicago students support U-Pass

Despite the support it is unlikely the university will implement a U-Pass program for the 2014-2015 school year because the deadline for adding a referendum to the SG elections has passed.

Calif.-based Omnitrans' Go Smart program a huge success

Omnitrans launched Go Smart as a pilot for the 2011-2012 school year by partnering with California State University, San Bernardino; Chaffey College; Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College to offer free, unlimited bus rides to more than 50,000 college students.

KCATA, Rockhurst U. extend U-Pass agreement

The one-year pilot program is being funded by student activity fees and funds from Student Development/Athletics. Continuation of the program will be contingent upon the availability of ongoing funding.

Omnitrans, Cal State extend free ride program

Cal State University, San Bernardino participated in the Go Smart pilot program in 2011-12. During that year, more than 194,000 bus trips were tallied by more than 3,000 students who used the program, which represented about 17% of enrollment.