continued “It’s a great deal if the youth are going to summer parks, or if they’re working a part-time job, they can get there by taking unlimited rides in July and August,” Janack said.
The program has been a success in the past, and for busy parents, it can mean summer salvation.
“They know that their child’s getting a safe, reliable ride,” Janack said.
Over the past year, CDTA has provided nearly 15.7 million rides. That’s a 20 percent increase that Janack attributed to new initiatives like the limited stop Bus Plus service (which is slated to be rolled out in more areas in the future) and expansion of the authority’s universal access program, which is being offered to more businesses in addition to universities.
The authority also wrapped up a five-year route restructuring last year that was preceded by gathering extensive public input.