Alameda County Student Transit Pass Pilot Program
Alameda CTC is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a three-year pilot Affordable Student Transit Pass Program (Affordable STPP) in Alameda County. This pilot program is identified in the voter-approved 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan (2014 Plan) and is funded by Measure BB. The 2014 Plan specifies that the funds will be used to implement “successful models aimed at increasing the use of transit among junior high and high school students, including a transit pass program for students in Alameda County.”
The Affordable STPP aims to do the following:
In March 2016, the Commission approved a framework to select model program sites in each of four planning areas in the county and to evaluate the effectiveness of each of the resulting model programs. In the spring, the program team solicited feedback from interested stakeholders, the Commission and workshop participants. This process resulted in a short list of 36 schools.
This pilot program provides a vital opportunity to assess student transportation needs in the county and develop an approach to meet those needs through implementation of a sustainable pass program. The pilot will make it easier to travel to and from school and school-related programs, jobs and other activities, expanding transportation options for Alameda County’s middle and high school students.
The program is expected to run from August 2016 through July 2019. The design of the first year of the program was approved by the Commission in May 2016. During the 2016-2017 school year, 11 middle schools and high schools in Alameda County will participate in the pilot Affordable STPP. Parameters for these initial pilot schools are summarized below.
North County Planning Area
Central County Planning Area
South County Planning Area
East County Planning Area
Students enrolled in pilot program schools should contact their school administration office for more details on the program.
FAQs and Other Program Information
Pilot Program FAQs
The evaluation will draw on data collected throughout the year including:
The evaluation framework for the pilot program was approved by the Commission in March 2016. It consists of 18 quantitative and qualitative measures to evaluate performance, including: