Travel Trainers Available To Assist In Planning Commute Schedules
Getting to campus can be one of the biggest hurdles facing students’ education, according to Terri Botts, Student Life administrative assistant.
Many students end up relying on public transportation. Currently-enrolled Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades students are able to get discounts to ease the cost of public transportation. For $10, students are able to purchase a bus pass through Cascades East transit for the zone one in the Bend area.
“I have heard students say they would not be able to get to class without [the discount],” said Terri Botts, an administrative assistant in the Office of the Dean of Student and Enrollment Services.
To help students, and others in our community, CET has implemented a travel training program, which provides interested bus riders with a travel trainer who will show them how to use the system.
Once students arrive on campus, COCC’s Bend campus offers a free on-campus shuttle to all students. CET buses have partnered with COCC shuttle, communicating when they are dropping off students as well as delays and schedule changes.
Juli Wright | The Broadside