Youth ridership tops 71,500 this school year
RAPID CITY, SD--Youth ridership on the City's Rapid Transit System increased seven percent in February compared to ridership at the same time a year ago.
A total of 11,403 youth passenger trips were recorded on RapidRide last month, a seven percent increase over February 2019 when 10,648 youth trips were recorded. For the school year that began in late August, more than 71,500 youth passenger trips have been recorded (71,535).
Rapid Transit System Manager Megan Gould reminds youth and parents the RapidRide system remains a convenient option for students either on a daily basis, on days when the weather is cold and snowy, or when roads are snow-packed and icy.
Youth need a bus pass to utilize the RapidRide system. Bus passes are free and registration can be done online at rapidride.org , clicking on the 'Youth Ride Free' icon at the top left of the page and accessing the red registration button.
Parents and youth can also pick up a form from the Rapid Transit System office at 333 Sixth Street. The passes are received within five days of submitting the form.
RapidRide also provides and publishes maps, material and regular ride schedules. For more information about the bus passes, contact 394-6631.
Darrell W. Shoemaker | Communications Coordinator
T: 605.721.6686 | M: 605.939.8551