By Rayna Allonce
Recently, there has been some speculation surrounding SEPTA tickets and their availability. At a recent meeting with President Jane McAuliffe, Dean of the Undergraduate College Michele Rasmussen, they set the record straight on why Bryn Mawr ran out of tickets in the last few weeks.
According to Dean Rasmussen, SEPTA tickets did run out in the week of the 12th of September, but it was a SEPTA based problem when they didn’t have the tickets ready in time.
Additionally, the budget picked for the allocation of tickets was based on Haverford’s, and is currently being revisited. This means that students may soon be limited to one ticket per week, as opposed to two. Demand of the tickets has been much higher than expected, which is a problem because there is not a limitless amount of money for this program.
It is unknown if demand will be as high in the coming months, which might also affect allocation of tickets. However, according to Dean Rasmussen, any adjustments made will be to maintain a realistic budget.
To get a better sense of how many tickets Bryn Mawr should purchase, students who request tickets have been asked to answer survey questions about how their requested SEPTA tickets will be put to use.
“We are committed to this being successful,” said Dean Rasmussen. The SEPTA ticket program will not be pulled.