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Out of Options, This School Got Uber to Pick up Its Students

Under a pilot program, students at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts can request discounted Uber rides from three select nearby public transit locations. For students like 22-year-old Dania Matos, a nearby mall is the closest they can get to the campus using public transportation. Having a service that bridges that five-mile gap, Matos says, has been a “lifesaver.” The school will pay the first $10 of each ride. That leaves about $3 for Matos to pay out of pocket each way. To cover students’ costs, North Shore set aside about $40,000 in this year’s budget, an amount Gentile calls a “pretty good bargain.”