Higher Learning Advocates and 24 Partners Urge Congress to Increase Access to Public Transportation on College Campuses

Higher Learning Advocates and 24 Partners Urge Congress to Increase Access to Public Transportation on College Campuses

WASHINGTON (January 24, 2022) — Today, 24 partner organizations joined Higher Learning Advocates to send a letter to Congress to express our strong support for the Promoting Advancement for Transit Help (PATH) to College Act, introduced by Representative Lamb (D-PA), Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Representative Wilson (D-FL), and Representative Katko (R-NY). The PATH to College Act would create grants for public transit providers in collaboration with eligible institutions of higher education to increase access to public transportation for college students.

The letter, which was led by Higher Learning Advocates notes that this legislation, when passed, would result in a greater number of public transportation stops within walking distance of colleges and universities, it would increase the frequency of service and adjust the times of public transportation to better align with class schedules; it would also help low-income college students pay for the cost of public transportation for students, which we know can be a barrier to college persistence and completion. Read the full letter here.