2019 Summer Travel Program Sets Youth Ridership Record

09/26/19 at 02:14 PM

The 2019 K-12 Summer Travel program set a new record for youth ridership. The program provided a whopping 31,255 rides during June, July, and August of 2019 – an increase of 13.3% over 2018.

The Summer Travel Program first began in 2013 and provided K-12 students with unlimited travel the months of June, July and August for a discounted rate of $30. In 2018, in order to introduce more K-12 youth to public transportation and increase the access to employment, educational and recreational opportunities, the program was offered at no charge.

“Our goal was 30,000 rides for the summer. It’s exciting to exceed our goal and know that we continue to improve access for youth in our community,” said Amy Hill, General Manager & CEO. “The Summer Travel Program provides us the opportunity to connect with and empower students in our community; and, hopefully develop life-long public transportation users and advocates.”

As a result of the program’s success, Transpo launched a pilot program with South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC). The partnership runs through December 20 and provides free travel for all SBCSC high school students with a valid school identification card.

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