Friday, September 21, 2007

UAF bus passes

A rep. from the borough buses spoke at our September meeting and is interested in offering free bus service to UAF staff, faculty and students. He suggested that student fees could cover the cost or UAF could subsidize with some monies from our budget and would run approximately $50-75K. UAA is successfully offering a similar program.

The borough bus system has made huge improvements recently and now have three bus routes serving the campus and have extended operating hours through 10pm. They hope additional federal funding is granted to them at the Oct. 11 borough meeting and plan on using this money to make further improvements, such as extending routes to Farmer's Loop and potentially connecting to rural areas like Ester, Goldstream, and Chena Ridge.

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