Beginning in June, Tri-County Transit will roll out a special 25¢ fare for students who ride between June 1 and August 31st. Students in grades 6-12 simply need to flash their school ID to ride for a quarter anywhere TCT goes, anytime buses operate.

Mobility Manager Stephanie Poisson said the new fare is a great way for students to find a safe and affordable way to get around town. “We previously offered summer youth passes, $35 for three months of rides, but we feel 25¢ daily fares offer a great risk-free alternative to try out our services,” Poisson said.

For years, Tri-County Transit has offered summer youth passes, but this new approach to offering rides for a quarter is an attempt to help local youths become acclimated to utilizing and navigating public transportation. According to APTA, American Public Transportation Association, 22% of all transit riders are 25 or younger. With regard to life skills for students, transportation independence is essential for a productive and successful post-secondary life. Teaching students to use public transportation helps them become more confident in themselves. “The new 25¢ student summer fare will give students an affordable opportunity to become familiar with public transportation,” Poisson said.

The discounted fare provides immediate savings and helps keep more cash in the students pocket for when they arrive to their destination. However, the program’s biggest benefit is the fact that students don’t need to worry about carrying or losing a bus pass.

Presenting a school ID will get you a 25¢ ride. Driver’s licenses or state IDs showing the rider is under 19 years old will also be accepted.

Tri-County Transit provides public transportation for northern New Hampshire, operating 2 flex routes and Door to Door service. TCT’s service area spans over 3,500 square miles.

For bus route and schedule information contact Tri-County Transit at 752-1741 or visit www.tricountytransit.org.

Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of New Hampshire’s people and communities. We provide opportunities and support for people to learn and grow in self-sufficiency and to get involved in helping their neighbors and improving the conditions in their communities.

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