Students Ride for Free on LTD!
Media Contact: Pat Walsh
Beginning Sept. 1, 2019, all kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) students can ride an LTD bus for free by simply showing the bus operator their school identification card or telling the operator that they are a student.
Parents or guardians of students in K-12 can also ride an LTD bus with their student during the entire month of September for free.
“LTD provides this service to children and families through the generous support of our local state legislators,” said Aurora Jackson, LTD’s general manager. “We are pleased to once again provide students a ride to and from school along with other activities.”
The student transit pass also creates access for K-12 students to ride anywhere on the entire LTD transit system, such as after-school activities and jobs. The Rhody Express in Florence and the Diamond Express to Oakridge are excluded from the Student Transit Pass program.
A student transit pass can make it easier for families to get around town by reducing their transportation costs and the demands on parents to transport their children to school and activities. An additional goal is to create life-long transit users to decrease transportation impacts on our environment.
Additional information about the student transit pass with the TouchPass tap card and mobile app will be available later this fall. Free student transit fares are made available through a grant to LTD from the state of Oregon’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) approved through House Bill 2017.