As of the start of 2017-18 academic year, all current CC students can ride any Mountain Metro bus by simply swiping their CC Gold Card. Through a new program offered by Mountain Metro, CC students have unlimited access to the fixed route bus system for $5 per student, per semester.

The Colorado College Student Government Association held a referendum last spring and allocated $4.50 per student per semester from student fees toward this program, says Sustainability Director Ian Johnson. The balance of the cost is covered by his office and no payment is needed from individual students.

“This program gives our students easy access to downtown Colorado Springs, local attractions, shopping, and more,” says President Jill Tiefenthaler. “The program will help increase ridership on our local public transit system, thereby helping CC reduce its carbon footprint.”