It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the following email, which I received two days ago:
Because of rising costs and reduced sales of Ed Passes at BYU, both BYU and UTA have determined that the 2010-2011 academic year will be the last year of the BYU Ed Pass program as it currently exists. We wanted you to have this information a full year in advance so that you can plan accordingly. (UTA does offer a reduced monthly pass to students at all universities/colleges within the state.)
The 2010-2011 UTA Ed Pass will be $100 for members of our university community. If you have a current (2009/2010) UTA Ed Pass and you want to use it for the 2010/2011 academic year, please keep it, as you will be able to soon renew your pass online. Members of the BYU community who do not have a pass will also be able to register for one shortly. More information on how to register will be forthcoming.
Also, we want you to be aware that BYU has entered into a student car rental arrangement with Connect by Hertz. The company will make rental cars available on campus starting the end of August to students at least 18 years old—at hourly and daily rates.
RENTAL CARS???!!! I MEAN, REALLY. RENTAL CARS???!!!111???!!!