Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Fairbanks borough, university, eye free bus rides

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rising gas prices plus increased on-campus parking fees are leading to different–and possibly free–options to get to school. For example, the University of Alaska is looking at a partnership with a Fairbanks borough that would provide free bus rides to any student, faculty or staff with a university ID card.

One university system spokesperson said that rising gasoline costs plus parking fees could leave some students and staff paying up to $10 a day to commute and park.

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The University of Kentucky’s security management system has been recognized with an innovation award at the Secured Cities Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland. The university’s system was implemented alongside Louisville’s Biagi Chance Cummins London Titzer, Inc. (BCCLT) engineering consulting firm, and has won the 2014 Security Innovation Award (SIA) by Secured Cities.

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College students enjoy a number of perks and discounts thanks to their university affiliation, with one of the most common discounts, particularly for urban campuses being public transit.

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The University of Akron has used its campus card to reward loyal Zip fans, and in the process, raffled off a significant prize for four lucky students.

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St. Petersburg College and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority have launched the new Universal Pass initiative, which enables SPC students and employees to ride the bus for free by showing their university ID as they board.

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The Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M is asking students to swipe their university ID cards at all student center sponsored events and programs in an effort to better track attendance and engagement.

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Students attending the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus can now ride Pinellas County buses for free when they show drivers their student ID.

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