Clark College students to receive no-cost C-TRAN bus passes

C-TRAN partners with Clark College to provide free bus transportation beginning March 1  

VANCOUVER – Starting March 1, Clark College students will no longer have to pay for the C-TRAN bus pass called “BackPASS,” thanks to an interlocal agreement between C-TRAN and Clark College. 

“We are grateful to our partners at C-TRAN in our shared efforts to provide for students and improve accessibility,” said Dr. Karin Edwards, Clark College president. “Together we have removed one more barrier to help improve student retention and success.” 

While many students are taking classes remotely and online during the pandemic, the bus pass allows them unlimited transportation on the C-TRAN's local service area. Photo by Mike Schultz
While many students are taking classes remotely and online during the pandemic, the bus pass allows them unlimited transportation on the C-TRAN’s local service area. Photo by Mike Schultz

The new benefit applies to all enrolled students. Students need to have their Clark College ID card in order to receive the bus pass sticker. Both can be obtained through the Clark College Bookstore at www.clark.edu/campus-life/student_ID.php

While many students are taking classes remotely and online during the pandemic, the bus pass allows them unlimited transportation on the C-TRAN’s local service area.

“Many of our students rely on public transportation to get to and from work, home and school,” said Josiah Joner, Associated Students of Clark College president. “A bus pass is essential and now it’s available to everyone regardless of ability to pay.” 

Information provided by Clark College Communications.

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