News: Pasadena City College, Metro, and Foothill Transit Partner To Offer Students Affordable Transit Passes
Pasadena City College has again partnered with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), and Foothill Transit to offer low-cost public transportation passes to PCC students. The Institution Pass Card (I-TAP) allows full-time students enrolled in at least 12 units to ride the Metro buses and rail lines and Foothill Transit for $30 this semester. A one-time $5 card fee will be assessed to first-time buyers of the I-TAP. Students can visit Student Business Services (Room B203) to purchase the passes.
The passes are valid from Jan. 7 through May 5, 2013.
To ensure the student-supported program’s success, PCC will also be providing shuttle service to the Metro Gold Line in Pasadena to encourage students to use transit.
The I-TAP is valid on Metro buses and Metro Rail lines and Foothill Transit seven days a week starting at the beginning of the fall semester. Students can use the transit access passes for all other transportation needs, including work, shopping, or recreation. Because they are saving transportation costs, students may be encouraged to take additional college units and can invest the free travel time transit affords them to study or rest. Students will need a current PCC identification card as well as a copy of their class schedule to purchase the I-TAP.
For additional information on the I-TAP, call (213) 922-2811. For transit trip planning assistance over the phone, call 1-800-COMMUTE or visit metro.net.
Release Date: 12/19/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315