Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Pennsylvania State University
Tier2-4: Mass Transit

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
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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:

Penn State offers reduced price transit passes through it's Ride for Five program with the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA). CATA provides 17 routes on The Centre Line to those in the community or living off campus. Additionally, CATA provides four fare-free buses around campus (Blue Loop, White Loop, Red Link, Green Link) and many Centre Line routes have no fare if ridden within campus. All lines run weekdays through the academic year. Most routes run on weekends and during the summer.


Penn State also offers a free campus shuttle for faculty/staff, students, and visitors. The shuttle runs weekdays and provides service every 15 minutes from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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