Even with a relatively small sample of 12 commuter rail services that provide a university student pass, there is considerable variation in how those university passes are conducted. The complexity and goals of the specific transit agencies appear to have played the largest role in determining what kind of policy the implementation of a university pass would follow. The complexity of university pass programs has made it hard for more transit agencies to offer these programs. North San Diego County Transit, for example, is currently looking for ways that it can implement a university pass program on its commuter rail services. It is also evident that the desires and willingness of the universities to participate and provide subsidies plays an important role in what kind of transportation contract can be pursued. The best-case scenario exists where transit agencies and local institutions were able to match their needs and wants to provide a service that is more useful to the targeted transit audience.
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