The Office of Student Involvement, in partnership with Associated Student Government (ASG) and Pierce Transit, is excited to announce a new Community & Technical College (CTC) Bus Pass pilot program available to all eligible CPTC students.
As a result of the discounted bus pass program which started in January 2017 and Student Council’s participation in transit sponsored open forums and board meetings over concerns to route changes, Pierce Transit has identified CPTC as the lead community and technical college in the county that they’d like to partner with in modeling a pilot program designed for all students.
What is it?
Beginning with the Spring 2017 quarter, all CPTC students will be able to ride the Pierce Transit bus system within the county by showing their CPTC Student ID card + quarterly verification sticker to the Pierce Transit bus driver.
IMPORTANT: Students must have the current quarter’s verification sticker on their Student ID before riding the bus.
Quarterly Sticker Distribution
Verification stickers will be available in the Student Leadership & Service Center in Building 23 during the following date/times:
During Spring Quarter (April 2 – June 19, 2018)
- Monday - Thursday from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
To make alternative arrangements to pick up your quarterly verification sticker over spring break, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-589-5780.
What do I need to bring to get a verification sticker?
Please bring your CPTC Student ID along with a copy of your Spring Quarter schedule to obtain your sticker. If you are a new student and do not currently possess a CPTC student ID, you can have one printed at that time.
Enrolled CPTC students who pay Service & Activities (S&A) Fees or have an applicable waiver approved by CPTC and are currently taking classes are eligible to participate in this program. The following student classifications are not eligible to participate in this bus pass program because they do not pay S&A Fees:
- NWCTHS students who are not enrolled in any additional CPTC college classes
- Outside programs, agencies, workforce training and contracts (i.e. INVISTA)
- Continuing education classes
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact us at email@example.com or 253-589-5780.
There are no out of pocket costs for CPTC students. This initiative is funded through the Associated Student Government and Services and Activities Fees paid by all CPTC students at time of registration.
Quarterly Verification Sticker
To use this program, you must be a currently enrolled student at CPTC to receive a quarterly verification sticker on your Student ID card. The quarterly verification stickers will change quarterly and are designed to be tamperproof; please do not attempt to remove the sticker. Student ID and verification sticker will look something like this:
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