Community College has been awarded a $30,000 grant from TriMet to support the
Green Line Shuttle. The CCC Green Line Shuttle runs express service between the
college’s main campus in Oregon City and the MAX Green Line terminus at
Clackamas Town Center.
The CCC grant is
part of $683,513 in federal Job Access and Reverse
Commute (JARC) monies awarded by the transit agency to nonprofit and government
programs that connect low-income residents to jobs and job-related services.
The CCC Green Line
Shuttle provides free express service for students and the public week days
during the academic terms. It has been a popular service for students that is full
during rush hours.
percent of incoming CCC students receive financial aid; slightly over half of
these students live below the federal poverty level and 42 percent work more
than 20 hours a week. The shuttle service provides a direct trip that is not
available on TriMet and connects the MAX infrastructure to the under served
area around CCC’s Oregon City campus.
began on a trial basis in spring of 2010, through a partnership between the
college, the Transportation Management Association, Clackamas County and
Premiere Transportation. Towncenter Express (TX) proved successful with
students, county employees and the public.
CCC has continued
to fund the shuttle through a variety of grants and other funds. The annual
cost of operation is $48,000. For more information, please contact Courtney
Wilton, 503-594-3010 or email@example.com.