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Bolt to College EV Rideshare Program Kicks Off for Fall Semester



Bolt to College, a subscription-based ride sharing service for Kerman-area students attending Fresno City College, kicked off this month as planned. OCED is a partner in the program, which is led by CALSTART, and also includes Fresno Metro Ministry, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, Fresno State Transportation Institute and University of Colorado Denver on the planning team.

Bolt to College aims to reduce carbon emissions and alleviate parking congestion on the Fresno City College campus by utilizing a geographical information system (GIS) model to analyze student class schedules and generate the most efficient schedules for commuting to and from campus. Fresno City College students who register for the program and live in Kerman are picked up at their homes and driven to campus by licensed, insured drivers employed by Fresno EOC. Return trips are also provided, based on the GIS model. The program allows students to avoid the hassle of parking, which has been constrained for many years on the campus, while saving on commute costs, and addressing air quality concerns. The program is equipped with six all-electric Chevy Bolt compact crossovers.

Space is still available for students wanting to participate in the program. For more information, visit the CALSTART San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center website