100,000 Transit Passes from BYU and Utah Valley University

I wrote about a few transit-library partnerships. Here's a similar one with two university partners. Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University are providing free Provo-Orem transit passes to all of their students and employees — plus their spouses and dependents - for ten years. Combined, free passes will be given to more than 100,000 people annually.

Holland said the UVU contract will be covered by reallocating a combination of existing revenue, including the existing UTA student fee fund, employee benefits funding, and parking pass revenue. UVU will increase the cost of an annual parking pass from $90 to $115 to help cover the cost; however, current student fees will not increase.
 https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2017/12/14/deal-with-byu-uvu-means-100k-utah-county-residents-to-receive-free-bus-train-passes/

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2017/12/14/deal-with-byu-uvu-means-100k-utah-county-residents-to-receive-free-bus-train-passes/

Love seeing smart efforts like this to redirect spending on parking into general mobility. Don't know that the university libraries have a role in this project, but have in others.

Source: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2017/...