No contract compromise, TCC students to pay bus fare for rides to campus

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Posted at 6:06 PM, May 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-14 18:06:00-04

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) -- Beginning July 1st, students attending Tallahassee Community College will no longer be able to ride StarMetro buses to and from campus for free.

The over 13,000 TCC students received an email last week, telling them their student IDs would no longer give them free access to the city's bus service. 

Since the contract first started between the college and the bus system, the amount of students taking free rides has tripled and there had been no adjustment in the contract. 

According to our media partners at the Tallahassee Democrat, TCC was paying $162,000 a year for the bus service. The city has estimated it would now cost the school between $400,000 and $500,000 for a fair rate.

StarMetro will continue to provide bus service to Tallahassee Community College for normal bus fare. The bus company does provide a $38 monthly bus pass that would reduce the rate for daily bus riders.