The San Juan Daily Star
Students can use metropolitan public transIt system at half price
By The Star Staff
Students will be able to enjoy a discount of 50% if they buy their student cards with the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP by its Spanish acronym) to use the Urban Train, Urban Metro, Metro Bus and Your Connection services.
“We invite all students to use the Integrated Transportation Authority (ATI by its Spanish initials) system, a punctual, reliable and safe alternative in places with ample parking in different stations,” DTOP Secretary Eileen Vélez Vega said in a press release. “With them, students in the metropolitan area can reach dozens of universities and educational institutions without depending on the car, avoiding vehicular congestion, and without spending on gasoline.”
The benefit is available to every enrolled student, with an official identification from an accredited educational institution, and guarantees a rate of $0.75 per trip. The regular rate is $1.50. The reduced rate amounts to $7.50 weekly if the student makes two daily trips.
The DTOP secretary said the Urban Train has 16 stations distributed among the municipalities of Bayamón, Guaynabo and San Juan, allowing students to reach major educational centers and dozens of public and private schools.
Student cards are available at the Río Piedras station Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Those interested must make an appointment at tutrenpr.com or by calling the following telephone numbers: (939) 227-2829, (939) 227-2844, or (939) 227-2838.
Once students have their appointment confirmed, they must bring to the Customer Service Center, located at the Río Piedras station: their official class schedule, student identification and driver’s license, if applicable. In addition, they can request other rates and unlimited use passes, such as the 90-day pass for $90 with unlimited use in any of the systems.