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TriMet coming to PCC to offer reduced fares for low-income students

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For those students in need, there’s a greater, and cheaper, option available to get to their classes.

TriMet is coming to Portland Community College to sign up students who qualify for new HOP low-income fares. TriMet staff will verify students eligibility and take their picture so they can pick-up the pass card either at the TriMet ticket office in Pioneer Square or through the mail. SNAP, OHP, WIC, HUD, Free/Reduced Lunch, Oregon and Federal Energy assistance programs, and active unemployment are all auto qualifiers for the program.j

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The TriMet van will be onsite at each PCC campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested students need to bring their SNAP, OHP, TANF, Emergency Assistance, Free/Reduced Lunch, HUD Assistance or WIC information. TriMet can verify income using tax documents or recent pay stubs for the last 30 days.

TriMet’s schedule is:

  • Sylvania Campus – Monday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday Oct. 2, in front of TCB.
  • Southeast Campus –  Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 4, between Mt. Scott and the bank.
  • Cascade Campus – Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9, Borthwick Mall.
  • Rock Creek Campus – Wednesday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 11, in front of Building 5.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Director of Public Relations at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic... more »