"I think this would be really helpful to international students, but really all students would benefit," said Bradley Evans, off-campus life commissioner for Student Senate.
The unlimited bus rides, for example, would allow students to get from uptown to East State Street to get groceries and other necessary items for $30 for the entire year. Currently, bus passes are $160 for a year and $1.50 for each individual ride.
"I would definitely take advantage of this if it were an option," said Liz Herron, an at-large senator. "Gas is getting expensive, so this would be a great option to have."
Many student senators said that they would only support the fee if it were something that students could opt in or out of, similar to the legal fee and wellbeing plans currently offered to students on their quarterly e-bills.
Evans said that the money generated from this program likely would be used to expand hours for the bus system.