Community Colleges Demand Public Transit for StudentsSeptember 23, 2016 |
by Ashley A. Smith
For many students at two-year institutions across the country, regardless of whether they’re in a rural or more urban setting, transportation can be a significant barrier. Extending bus lines, buying shuttles and partnering with ride-sharing services are just some of the solutions community college leaders are looking at when it comes to getting their students on campus.
When Patricia Gentile arrived as president of North Shore Community College three years ago, she was surprised to find that there was no public transportation that reached the campus.