A recent pilot project between Colonel Gray High School and T3 Transit in Charlottetown has been deemed a success.
A student sample group was offered a free transit pass to use for three months in exchange for filling in surveys and providing information about their transit usage.
The project found students benefited from the use of the free pass. Students took transit more often and described their ability to take part in more activities at a high frequency after school and on weekends.
Frequency of transit usage among the sample students increased and the frequency of travelling in a vehicle with a friend or parent driver decreased.
Students described an increased level of confidence in their ability to take transit as well as an eagerness to take part in a similar program in the future.