Connections Beyond Campus
An evaluation of the NFTA-UB Pilot Transit Pass Program
The UB-NFTA Pilot Transit Pass Program concluded after 20 months at the end of the summer 2012 session. The program offered rail passes to 1,072 students and 246 faculty and staff during the 2010-2011 academic year, and to 2,813 students and 310 faculty and staff during the 2011-2012 academic year. This report seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in a number of focus areas, including the cost of the program to the parties involved, and also the benefits obtained both by the participating organizations and by individual transit pass users. This is accomplished through the use of both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the results of a university-wide survey conducted by the research team in April 2013. The research is sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation/Research and Innovative Technology Administration through the University Transportation Research Center – Region 2.