Morton College’s new Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) offers a short-term solution for students facing transportation issues with free one-day PACE bus passes or Uber gift cards.
Students facing transportation issues are asked to complete a Transportation Assistance Program form to request a pass. This program is limited to currently enrolled students who also must be in compliance with the state’s COVID-19 mandates.
“We know a lack of transportation can impede the success of our students,” said Carolina Saldana-Huerta, Student Success Coach at Morton College. “TAP is a resource to help our students with transportation needs in an emergency. With the number of PACE bus routes serving Morton College, it is one of the many ways our students commute to campus.”
TAP is among the creative solutions Morton College has devised to address short-term issues facing students. Morton College’s Student Emergency Fund provides up to $500 to cover unexpected expenses, while Morton College’s Panther Pantry addresses students dealing with food insecurities.
“Morton College recognizes that missing one class can have a detrimental impact on our students’ academic success,” said Marisol Velazquez, Morton College’s Associate Provost and Vice President of Student Success. “This program was created to ensure students are not derailed by not having access to transportation. We continue to remove the barriers that students have shared with us that prevent them from achieving their educational goals.”
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The Transportation Assistance Program form can be accessed at: