PITTSBURGH—The Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA) recently presented the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) with an award for improving mobility.
“CCAC is honored to be recognized by ACTA,” said Donna Imhoff, PhD, president of CCAC–North Campus and West Hills Center. “We are proud of our collaborative relationship that benefits our students and employees who rely on public transportation to get to class and work.”
CCAC contracted with ACTA in April 2010 to provide a shuttle service for students and employees between CCAC–West Hills Center in Oakdale and public transportation connections at Robinson Town Centre. The service is free to students, who can call ACTA at 1.888.600.1100 to schedule a pickup between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fridays. Riders may also schedule service in advance.
“Transportation and human service professionals have long recognized the problem of getting people where they need to go and the expense involved in finding a resolution,” said Lynn Manion, ACTA executive director. “But it has been more difficult to both engage employers and get them to contribute to the cost of getting employees to work, to job training and to school. We have recognized CCAC because of their commitment to working together to improve commuting for their faculty, staff and students.”
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.