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In an effort to meet the transportation needs of the people in its service district, Arkansas Northeastern College has purchased a 24-passenger, disabled-accessible bus to begin an August launch of the Opportunity Bus initiative—just in time for the start of classes for the 2017 Fall Semester. With the help of 50% matching grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) SNAP E & T (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training) fund, the Opportunity Bus will operate a daily bus route through specific neighborhoods in the cities of Blytheville and Osceola, to include one or more stops in Luxora.  

While the seating on the bus is on a first-come, first-served basis, SNAP participants will be given priority. Opportunity Bus passengers must be enrolled in one of ANC’s programs or the Adult Education Program. For assistance in enrolling in one of these programs, contact the Office of Community Relations. For more information or to register to ride the bus, call 870-780-1205. Financial Aid Opportunities are available.  Opportunity Bus passengers ride for free, but THEY MUST PRE REGISTER.  

ANC’s Office of Community Relations has established a grassroots series of designated bus stops at local churches strategically selected to assist with the recruitment and mentoring of students. Passengers will be required to present a bus pass, obtainable and renewable in one-week intervals at the discretion of each student’s Advising Specialist upon determination of satisfactory academic progress.