Sandburg, Galesburg Transit Partner to Offer Free Rides to Sandburg Students

  Aaron Frey
  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:25 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College and Galesburg Transit have partnered in a pilot program to allow Sandburg students to ride the bus for free by showing their Sandburg student ID. Free ridership will be available starting August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 and will allow students to ride anywhere in Galesburg on the Galesburg Transit bus routes.

Students interested in using this program must be currently enrolled at Sandburg in credit classes for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. This includes all full-time, part-time, online and dual credit students enrolled in credit classes for fall 2017, spring 2018, or summer 2018 at Sandburg. Current Sandburg employees may also ride the bus for free by showing their employee Sandburg ID.

All Sandburg students must possess a current Sandburg Student ID for the 2017-2018 year. A new Sandburg ID can be reissued by visiting the Public Safety Office at the Main Campus and presenting a class schedule for the current semester. If a student rider does not possess the correct student ID they will be charged for their bus ride.

Free ridership is limited only to Galesburg Transit and the current bus routes. All Galesburg Transit buses are equipped for disability access. HandiVan service is not included in the free ridership.

“The goal for this program is to support the Sandburg mission of providing all students with opportunities for success by offering means for transportation to and from class as well as throughout the Galesburg community,” says Genny Stevens, Coordinator of Student Life. “It will give international students a dependable transportation option while living in Galesburg, offer students living at the Villas a safe way to get to and from class, allow any student to travel to places of business more easily, and open the door for students to become more involved in their community.”

Funding for this pilot program has been provided through a grant with the Carl Sandburg College Foundation and a sponsorship with the Sandburg Student Government Association. For information about the Galesburg Transit bus routes, visit For more information about Sandburg student free ridership with Galesburg Transit, contact Office of Student Life at 309.341.5332 or Galesburg Transit at 309.342.4242.


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