Free bus pass program continues at CCC

Flagstaff, Ariz. – More than 800 students and staff at Coconino Community College availed themselves of free bus passes made possible through a partnership with the bus line.

 

And the program is being continued again this year!

 

According to information from the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA), 768 students and 48 staff members of CCC received bus passes for the 2016-17 academic year. On average, the students used their passes 70 times over the course of the pilot program. Staff members used their passes an average of 22 times. Students and staff used their bus passes a total of 55,061 times!

 

“The bus pass program has been a successful collaboration between NAIPTA and CCC to address limited parking on campus and provide an alternative means of transportation,” said Veronica Hipolito, Dean of Student Development and Community Engagement, who also sits on the NAIPTA board. “We are excited to continue this partnership and learn how we can continue to support our students’ transportation needs.”

 

Although the majority of the use was to get students and staff to campus, pass holders used all the routes in the Mountain Line system.

 

Additionally:

- The Route 4 and 14 stops on Lone Tree Road in front of CCC experienced a combined 42 percent increase in ridership over the academic year.

- 71 percent of the riders at the Lone Tree Stops used a CCC pass.

- 93 percent of the students used their passes on weekdays.

- 51 students, on average, chose to ride the bus to campus instead of their personal vehicles two to three times a week.

 

The free bus passes are available at the Security Desk at both the Lone Tree and Fourth Street campuses with proof of registration and a CCC ID. Passes are unrestricted and can be used for any route covered by Mountain Line during their operating hours.

 

Grab a free bus pass today!

Category
Spotlight
Date
Friday, 25th August 2017
 
 

All Dates

  • Friday, 25th August 2017