Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Vanderbilt extends free rides to graduate students

Friday, August 15, 2008

A swipe of their student ID card is all graduate students at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., will need to ride the bus to school for free. The service, which has been available to Vandy’s employees for four years, was extended to these 5,500 students because most of them live off campus which means a daily commute.

The program is offered in conjunction with the city’s Metro Transit Authority, but the university pays for the ride. Read more here[end] 

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