This June, LTD Board of Directors voted to provide FREE transit passes to students in grades K-12. LTD is currently working with local school districts to finalize the program to work in conjunction with the TouchPass Electronic Fare system by January 1, 2020. In the meantime, for the month of September, students will let the bus operator know which school they are enrolled in when boarding the bus. By October 1 all students will be required to have a current school identification card to show when boarding in order to ride for free. Final details about the TouchPass transition will follow in the coming months.
During the month of September, parents can ride the bus for FREE with their children, to and from school, to ensure their student(s) learn how to ride the system with confidence. The parent(s) may request a day pass from the bus operator in order to secure a free return trip with their child.
LTD’s goal of the Student Transit Pass is to make it easier for families to get around town by reducing their transportation costs and the demands on parents to transport their children to school and activities. An additional goal is to create life-long transit users to decrease transportation impacts on our environment.
Additional information about the student transit pass tap card and mobile app will be available later this fall at LTD.org/Student-Pass. Free student transit fares are made available through a grant to LTD from the State of Oregon’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) approved through House Bill 2017.