The Center Urges Congress to Create a PATH to College

Higher Learning Advocates / January 21, 2022

Students on bus

The PATH to College Act would help increase access to affordable and reliable public transportation at community colleges, historically Black colleges and universities, Tribal colleges, and other minority serving institutions. Since the legislation, when passed, would result in a greater number of public transportation stops within walking distance of colleges and universities, it would increase the frequency of service and adjust the times of public transportation to better align with class schedules; it would also help low-income college students pay for the cost of public transportation for students, which we know can be a barrier to college persistence and completion.