Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bus system goes fare-free -- ridership up 138%

Bus drivers energized by student community | "KU on Wheels finds itself carrying more passengers. This is due a great deal to the University going fare-free for the last three years. Students now pay a flat fee as a part of their student fees.
This led to KU on Wheels, in association with the City of Lawrence, winning the 2010 Federal Transit Association Ridership Award. The award was based on ridership increasing 138 percent in the first year of implementation, according to the Kansas Public Transit Association.

As a result of the increased ridership, the busing system helps traffic flow and makes campus greener."

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