Transportation@100%: Innovation 7
Engaging Higher Education
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project 1: The “transit u” project
Just like with the K–12 students, colleges are great places for student or faculty bus pass programs. They work especially well because, while normal transit use peaks at commute times, students often take the bus between those peak times. Also, while not all higher ed institutions are set up to do this, it’s worth asking whether the local college or university devotes any time, research, or other resources to making sure that their fellow residents have more and better transportation options tomorrow. The ABQ RIDE Bus Pass Program with the University of New Mexico is worth noting.
The ABQ RIDE Bus Pass Program with the University of New Mexico: https://aae.how/39