MCC, MAT Launch Pass to Class
October 01, 2009
Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Metro Area Transit (MAT) are doing their part to make Omaha a more sustainable place.
Earlier this month, the two institutions launched Pass to Class, a pilot project that is providing quarterly bus passes to MCC credit students. Registered fall credit students can pick up a Pass to Class bus pass at either the Fort Omaha or South Omaha Campus Student Services. The passes are good for the fall quarter, which ends Monday, Nov. 16. Students can use their pass to travel to and from MCC locations and for other education-related purposes along established MAT routes.
The pilot aims to increase students’ access to classes, decrease MCC’s parking congestion and increase the number of MAT passengers. Another goal is to help reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips, thereby decreasing emissions into Omaha’s environment, said Daniel Lawse, coordinator of sustainable practices at MCC.
At the conclusion of the fall quarter, MCC and MAT will conduct a review of the program’s operating parameters, ridership and student comments to determine if the program will be offered during MCC’s 2009-10 winter quarter and if any adjustments need to be made to improve the program.
For more information, visit www.mccneb.edu/mat or contact Lawse at 402.738.4564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.