If you are a student at Amarillo College or a member of faculty, you will soon have a new way to get around town. According to our news partners at ABC7 KVII, starting August 15th, anyone with a valid Amarillo College ID card will be able to ride Amarillo City Transit for free! That includes students, faculty, and staff.

Anywhere Amarillo City Transit goes, the service will be offered, not just to and from the college campus. City buses long have served AC’s West, Downtown and Washington Street campuses and will continue to do so; however, service to Washington Street, the College’s busiest campus, will be ramped up significantly. Amarillo Transit Director Marita Wellage-Reiley said Bus Route 41 already stops at the Washington Street Campus hourly, but the bus traveling on Route 42 will be re-routed to additionally serve the campus every 30 minutes on weekdays.

Amarillo National Bank has teamed up with the City of Amarillo to fund the free service at a cost of $25,000. The alliance includes all City bus routes and Spec-Trans services, six days a week for an entire year – and potentially beyond. Service is provided Monday through Saturday between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.