The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Rock Region METRO have partnered to offer UA – Little Rock students, faculty and staff a fare-free universal transit pass for the 2017-2018 academic year. Through this fare agreement, UA – Little Rock will pay a flat monthly fee to METRO in exchange for UA – Little Rock students, faculty and staff to have unlimited bus rides for one year.
“We’re excited to team with UA – Little Rock to offer our second universal pass program,” said Jarod Varner, Rock Region METRO executive director. “With UA – Pulaski Technical College being the first METRO universal pass program partner and pilot site, we are now able to better connect these sister campuses and offer our community even more value out of our transit system. It’s a win-win partnership designed to generate more use of the transit system, which has served these campuses for three decades. It’s also another effort to push for sustainable land development by encouraging transit use to fight congestion and parking headaches and improve our air quality.”
The universal pass program debuts at UA – Little Rock Aug. 14. The college will supply students, faculty and staff members with related special identification. Passholders will then be able to show their specially marked IDs to METRO bus drivers to use the system, free of charge, during all system operating hours and on all routes