Students, faculty, and staff boarded the Greater Lynchburg Transit Co. (GLTC) buses 4,358 times during the fall semester at no charge. That comes out to about 43 boardings a day.
The College picked up the tab through a negotiated rate with GLTC. Because of the great ridership, the project will continue in the spring.
B.J. Keefer, director of Student Activities, was responsible for launching this pilot program, in conjunction with the Year of Sustainability, to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus community.