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U-Pass ridership at UMD, CSS, LSC and UWS is up 72% for September

Published: Expires: 11/30/2008

U-Pass ridership at local colleges and universities has experienced phenomenal growth for the first month on Fall Semester.

September ridership at University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD), College of St. Scholastica (CSS), Lake Superior College (LSC) and University of Wisconsin, Superior (UWS) has increased 72% with 99,392 rides compared to September of 2007.

September ridership at LSC and CSS was up 76% with 13,780 rides at LSC and 6,888 rides at CSS. LSC and CSS joined the U-Pass Program in 2001. UWS joined the U-Pass Program in August of 2007 and September ridership there was up 30.7% with 2,831 rides.

Participating colleges and universities provide annual subsidies to the DTA, which enable students, faculty and staff at UMD, LSC, CSS and UWS to ride the DTA with without paying a fare. Students, faculty and staff must be currently enrolled or employed to qualify for the U-Pass Program.

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