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Bay Transit to transport RCC students free of charge

Attending college, even a community college, is an expensive proposition. For students attending Rappahannock Community College, it just got a little easier.

Beginning in January of next year, RCC students can take Bay Transit buses to and from the school’s Glenns and Warsaw campuses at no charge. The initiative was announced last Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new bus shelter for student use at RCC Glenns.

At the ceremony, Bay Aging senior counselor Bobby Vassar remarked their goal is to build a better community by eliminating all transportation barriers. According to Ellen Davis from the local college board, a survey was taken of 490 RCC students and 11.4 percent of those students had missed at least one class due to transportation issues.

“That’s a hurdle that’s difficult to overcome,” said Davis. While bus shelters were opened last week at Glenns and Warsaw, plans are in the works for similar shelters at RCC’s New Kent and Ki...

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