We’re excited to announce our first round of winners in the student iPad giveaway. If you didn’t receive an iPad this month, don’t worry. Students from select universities and colleges who make at least 10 round trips on UTA using their student passes will be automatically entered into the giveaway. Names will be drawn every month until April 2014.

The giveaway is designed to encourage students to opt for public transit when commuting to campus. Riding UTA’s buses and trains to school allows students to save money, help the environment and avoid traffic and crowded campus parking lots. You can find more information about our student pass program here.

October’s winners

Weber State University: Faisal Alghamdi

Weber State University student Faisal Alghamdi

Utah Valley University: Yadira Balvin

Utah Valley University student Yadira Balvin

Brigham Young University: Danielle Reschke

Brigham Young University student Danielle Reschke

LDS Business College: Derick Bradley and Susan Williams*

LDS Business College student Derick Bradley

LDS Business College student Susan Williams

Salt Lake Community College: Sheridan Davis

University of Utah: Jane Kanahele and Tamara Schwarting*

Danielle Reschke was our October winner from Brigham Young University. The dietetics and nutrition student said that UTA helps her make ends meet on a limited student budget.

“I don’t have enough money to buy a car, insurance, and gas, and the bus takes me where I need to go without a car. It also runs from early in the morning to late at night, so no matter how late I’m on campus, I know that I’ll be able to get home,” Reschke said.

Yadira Balvin, a community health major at U