AC / City of Amarillo partnership results in over 2300 free bus rides

The unique and historic partnership between the City of Amarillo, Amarillo National Bank and Amarillo College to provide free transportation on Amarillo City Transit buses for AC students and staff is a success. Amarillo City Council approved the program in May.

As of Nov. 23, there have been 2,382 bus trips taken by AC students and staff since the program began on Aug. 15. Amarillo National Bank provided $25,000 to help fund the collaborative service. Earlier this month, the partnership received a $75,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation.

“We are thrilled with the numbers since the free transit service started back in August,” said City of
Amarillo Transit Director MaritaWellage-Reiley. “This free service is certainly a help to AC students as they continue their education – which is the goal. This partnership has proved to be very useful for a large number of people.”

The free transit service is available to those with an AC identification card – students, faculty and staff.