How to Commute Smart
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Summer Break Pass will allow K – 12 Students to ride any bus in the county. For only $30, the discounted Summer Break Pass is a regional transit pass that works on all buses in San Luis Obispo County and the Avila, San Luis Obispo and Cambria Trolleys. With the Summer Break Pass, students can go anywhere the bus goes including Cuesta College, Cal Poly, downtown San Luis Obispo, the beach and countless other locations. With gas prices predicted to spike over the summer, the Summer Break Pass can help elevate parents’ financial constraints meanwhile teaching youth how to use sustainable transportation.
With each pass purchased, a free Regional Day Pass is available for parents or siblings who want to accompany the pass holder on their first transit trip. For trip planning assistance, pass purchasers are encouraged to call Rideshare at 781-4362 or visit www.summerbreakpass.com to use the online bus trip planner or view the How to Ride the Bus Video and the Places to Go Guide.
The Summer Break Pass can be purchased online at www.summerbreakpass.com or at Regional Transit Authority pass outlets. The goal of the Summer Break Pass is to enable youth with healthy commuting habits and reduce the vehicle trips, miles and emissions that parents would otherwise create driving their kids around; thereby protecting the environment and saving families money.
The Summer Break Pass is a not-for-profit program. The funds gained from pass purchases are redirected into the program to provide travel training and encourage youth to use transit.
SLO Regional Rideshare is dedicated to reducing the number of single occupant vehicles on San Luis Obispo’s roads and highways, reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and making it easier for commuters to get to work or school. A division of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, SLO Regional Rideshare has programs for adults, youth and seniors in addition to information on all ways to get around – bus, bike, carpool, vanpool and walking. For more information about SLO Regional Rideshare, visit www.rideshare.org.