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File #: 2015-1639   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 10/20/2015 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2015 Final action: 11/19/2015
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE report on Community College Student Transit Pass Pilot Program in response to Motion 49.1.
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: Alignment, Construction, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, Informational Report, Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, Metro Commute Services, Mitigation, Motion / Motion Response, Outreach, Pilot studies, Program, Ridership, Students, Subsidies, Surveys, Transit Pass, Universities and colleges
Attachments: 1. Attachments A - Motion Community College Pilot File ID 2015-1290
Related files: 2015-1497, 2015-1645
Meeting_Body
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 19, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT TRANSIT PASS PILOT PROGRAM
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE report on Community College Student Transit Pass Pilot Program in response to Motion 49.1.
Issue
ISSUE
As part of an ongoing effort to pursue strategies to increase student transit ridership, motion 49.1 requests a report as well as an assessment of the feasibility of piloting a Universal Community College Student Transit Pass Program.
Discussion
DISCUSSION
Background
As part of Metro's fare policy, all full-time undergraduate and graduate students in Los Angeles County are eligible for a reduced fare whether or not their school participates in the Institutional Transit Access Pass Program (ITAP) which was approved by the Metro Board in 2003. The current fare structure includes a College/Vocational 30-day pass that is offered at a 57% discount from the regular 30-day pass.


In order to be eligible for the College/Vocational pass, Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units or 12 hours of in-classroom study per week for a minimum of 3 consecutive months. Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 8 units of in-classroom study per week for a minimum of 3 consecutive months. Students can purchase the reduced fare TAP card directly from Metro and load it at customer centers, vendor outlets, or online.

An additional reduced fare program offered by Metro to students is ITAP. Many colleges have participated, including the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Initially, nine community college campuses used construction mitigation funds to provide free passes to students. However, once the construction mitigation funding ran out, these colleges terminated the program as they had no other funding available.

Currently USC, UCLA, Pasadena City Community College (PCC) and Rio Hondo Co...

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