Tulsa Community College students and employees will be able to ride Tulsa Transit for free during the 2013 fall semester.
The pilot program will operate Monday, August 19 through Friday, December 13. TCC Rides Free powered by Tulsa Transit offers unlimited rides to TCC students and employees anywhere Tulsa Transit offers bus service.
TCC students enrolled for the fall semester, TCC full-time employees and TCC part-time faculty will be able to ride Tulsa Transit for free by showing an official TCC ID with the TCC Fall 2013 sticker. Students can pick up the TCC Fall 2013 sticker at Student Activities, Enrollment Services or Bursar offices on any TCC campus. TCC employees can pick up a sticker at TCC Human Resources Office or Student Activities Office on any campus.
“TCC Rides Free is a green commute for college, work and life. This pilot program is designed to benefit our students and increase access to higher education by removing the obstacle of transportation for those who want to attend college,” said TCC Vice President for Administration and Chief Technology Officer Sean Weins. “Plus, TCC Rides Free powered by Tulsa Transit aligns with TCC’s Green Initiatives and is part of our continued effort to help improve the environment.”
The pilot program follows a popular concept that has been adopted in other cities across the country. The TCC and Tulsa Transit partnership marks the first ever unlimited free ride program in the Tulsa area. This pilot program is being funded through a partnership with Tulsa Transit and TCC is paying a flat contract fee.
“Demand for public transit in Tulsa is near record levels. The partnership with TCC represents huge opportunities for both organizations to improve mobility for TCC students, faculty, and staff and to increase ridership on Tulsa Transit buses,” said Tulsa Transit Assistant General Manager Debbie Ruggles. “The partnership is a win-win situation that will reap big rewards for the community because it is helpful in reducing emissions and easing traffic congestion.”
More information on TCC Rides Free powered by Tulsa Transit can be found at www.tulsacc.edu/tccridesfree