Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SA-42. College Student Transit Pass Programs

Many transit agencies currently have student pass programs with colleges and universities. These programs have very different funding, fare and operating structures, and student demographics. Compiling information on these programs would be very useful for all transit agencies who are currently serving college student populations or who desire to serve these populations in the future. This synthesis study will assist transit agencies, universities and communities with the development and/or evaluation of their college student transit pass program. It will focus on the relationship established between transit systems and the universities and colleges, and will document current state of the practice. Information will be gathered by literature review and a survey of selected urban regional and geographically diverse, large, medium and small transit agencies with college student transit pass programs, and with the colleges using these programs. At least five case write-ups representing different models of programs balanced by system size and geography will be developed. The final report will document gaps in knowledge and research needs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic SA-42

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Garcia-Colberg, Mariela

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Milwaukee, WI  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yu, Jie

  • Start Date: 20160920
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160920
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40898

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01601669
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SA-42
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2016 1:00AM