Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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Iowa State University
OP-T2-29: Mass Transit Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle?:

A brief description of the program(s), (s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

CyRide is a jointly funded city bus program that is supported by the City of Ames and Iowa State University. With routes both throughout campus and the entire city, passengers can access any point in Ames within two blocks. Routes are available every day of the week.

The fare structure is very simple: any ISU student who has paid fees for the current semester and who has a valid student ID can ride all routes for free. In addition, the routes that stay primarily within ISU’s campus are free to all riders. Alos, ISU Parking systems subsidize discounted passes for staff and faculty members. Because of this, CyRide had 5,759,883 passengers in FY12.

+ Date Revised: June 26, 2014

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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