Transportation is a significant barrier facing #RealCollege students. This project will build a rigorous body of evidence on the efficacy of transportation supports in diverse locations, specifically: (1) a discounted “U-Pass” for community college students in Los Angeles; (2) free unlimited Metrocards for students enrolled at the City University of New York; and (3) free bus service for students attending Amarillo College in the Texas panhandle. Between 2019 and 2021 we will work with Amarillo College, the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Compton College Los Angeles Community College District, Hostos College, Rio Hondo College, and their local transit partners as they serve students. This effort is supported by The Kresge Foundation, the Heckscher Foundation for Children, and our partners at DVP-PRAXIS and RISE.
For additional information, please read the project brief to see the methods and measurement of the project.