Salt Lake Community College students who rely on mass transit will save a little more money starting this semester.
A UTA student pass will now cost as little as $15 to an SLCC student.
While the B-Line is a free option to help students travel to different campuses, the UTA student bus pass is an option for students who need to use public transportation.
“I think its good that [bus passes] are cheaper. With tuition so high and having to pay rent, gas, and sometimes helping family out financially, it can be expensive,” says SLCC student Manuel Bernal Adame.
Students can buy a regular 30-day pass for $15, which can be used for TRAX and bus service. A premium 30-day pass, which adds FrontRunner service, costs $36.
.@SLCC students can enjoy new student pass pricing – $15 for a regular monthly pass, $36 for a premium monthly pass. http://t.co/8C4x29ZaVS
— UTA (@RideUTA) August 25, 2015
To avoid the hassle of purchasing a new pass every month, semester passes are also available. A regular pass costs $57 and a premium pass is $136.
Students can buy a pass through the UTA website. Students must select SLCC, enter their S-number and name on the form provided before selecting the type of pass.
After paying for a pass, students will take their OneCard to the information desk for activation.
As a student, a bus pass is one of the cheapest ways to get around. And one of the best parts of having a bus pass is avoiding potential parking issues on campus.
This is a great idea for students to save money by using public transportation to go to the South City or Meadowbrook campus. But if you are coming from south end of the valley or Salt Lake you have transfer two Trax trains and a bus or two just to get to the Redwood campus or other campuses. Not very convenient. You also stand in the freezing cold or summer heat and have to get up an hour earlier to catch public transportation. It is faster if you drive and in the winter you will not get stuck out in the cold waiting for Trax or the bus.
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