Free Rides for College Students Extended Through 2018

December 12, 2017

On Tuesday, December 12, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors authorized funding to continue the College Student Subsidized Fare Program through 2018. The program, which began in January 2015, allows unrestricted access to Sonoma County Transit for all Sonoma County College Students attending either Santa Rosa Junior College or Sonoma State University.

Funding for the program comes from a partnership between Sonoma County, the Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University. The colleges fund approximately 55% of the program costs for their students using Sonoma County Transit.

A companion program for Sonoma County Veterans was made permanent in December 2015.

Upon boarding a Sonoma County Transit bus, College Students are required to show their current semester identification card. For Veterans, a Veterans Administration identification card or a Sonoma County Veterans identification card is required.