Getting Mileage Out of Free Bus Rides
Joe Wyatt, AACC 21st Century Center
Elizabeth Hargis spent the first few days of the fall semester walking to the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College in Texas, a necessary daily trek requiring just under an hour of her time. Later, she’d surrender even more precious time while retracing her steps home.
Fortunately, her protracted school days were shortened considerably when Hargis learned about a transportation collaboration between Amarillo College and the city of Amarillo that provides free bus rides for students and employees alike. The effort goes beyond attending classes; it includes access to all bus routes in the city. Students, faculty, and staff just need to show their Amarillo College ID.