The decision to combine the Parking and Transportation Fees took place in the Spring 2006. There were a number of factors that came into play. For one, the PSGA felt that it was unfair that drivers had to pay for a bus that they would never use while also paying for their parking, but those who rode the bus never paid for parking. Plus, the parking fee was not covered by financial aid in any way whatsoever. Some students were having a difficult time covering the cost, which was about $76 a semester for parking alone. The combining of the fees allowed for the cost to be reduced. In 2005, a resident student who parked paid approximately $104 dollars a semester for parking and transportation, of which only $27 was covered by financial aid. In 2006, the same student pays (approximately) $94, and it is all covered by financial aid. In doing this the cost of parking was spread out over the entire student body, as has the transportation costs from the start. In order to make it equitable we also increased the transportation end of the fee in order to fund a service that starts at 7:30 AM, and has a second bus during peak hours. The PSGA saw this as a win-win situation, and therefore put it up for a vote of the student body. The referendum showed strong student support for such a fee, and therefore the new fee was created.
A Brief History of the Purchase Shuttle
Goals of the Service
The Two Loop Structure
The Two Bus System
Combination of Parking and Transportation Fees
Past Schedules (NO LONGER ACCURATE)
Bus Stop Photographs