Published on: Wednesday, October 06, 2010
By Katelin Wangberg, The Prince George’s Sentinel
College Park residents will be able to use the University of Maryland’s shuttle bus system at least one more year, after the city council voted to pay for the service through August 2011.
The College Park City Council reached an agreement with the University of Maryland’s Department of Transportation to pay $6,000 for 1,000 passes on Shuttle-UM for College Park residents.
College Park residents are able to get these passes to use the shuttle system for free, Councilman Robert Catlin (Dist. 2) said.
The motion passed by a vote of 5-3, although some council members had concerns about the cost and low ridership.
“I just don’t feel for the city’s dollars that they’re putting out there and we’re not really able to track when somebody rides it the way the system’s set up,” Councilwoman Christine Nagle (Dist. 1), who voted against the motion. “It just seemed like it wasn’t worth it.”
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