Taking the Bus
Feb 17, 2017
One of the most common barriers to students attending classes at the DC3 Adult Learning Center is transportation. Students start classes but quit when their transportation fails or they sign up, optimistic that they’ll find a ride when the time comes. Since the advent of Dodge City’s public transportation, DC Transit has worked in partnership with the ALC to provide low-cost transportation service to ESL and GED classes.
On February 15, Level I students from DC3 Adult Learning Center caught the bus at the Ave G stop. Accompanied by their teacher Jessica Salas, the students were able to learn first-hand which bus to catch, where to get off and how to transfer to another bus. The class rode the bus to Santa Fe Depot Transit Center where Director Brenda Cecil spent time answering questions and allaying concerns. After visiting with Ms. Cecil, the class resumed their trip around Dodge City, talking to bus drivers and discovering bus stops.
At the end of the class, a student exclaimed, “I get it now.” She had been hearing about the bus for months but had been too fearful of using it. Ms. Salas’s class is looking forward to this benefit that Dodge City offers.
Students at the ALC range from 16 years of age to eighty-three and it serves everyone wanting to improve his or her language skills or persons wanting to earn his or her high school credential. The Center is currently enrolling students for the March ESL and GED sessions. Please call (620) 225-0186 for class information. Dodge City Transit welcomes questions at (620) 225-8119.