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Weekend bus to begin route tonight

Observer Staff Report | Friday, December 4, 2009

The new weekend Transpo bus will have its first run this weekend, starting at Library Circle and making its way past area bars and student neighborhoods.

Route 7a begins at 9:40 p.m. Friday and will run until 3:30 a.m. The bus runs every Friday and Saturday.

Student body president Grant Schmidt said there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to send off the first bus at 9:30 p.m. Friday at South Street Station downtown.

The route will run about every 18 minutes from Library Circle to South Street Station, passing several student bars and neighborhoods. Schmidt said the student government initiative is meant to give students a safe form of transportation off campus on the weekends.

Schmidt said student government will make small bus schedules for students to keep in their wallets over Christmas Break.

The new Transpo initiative is a joint effort of student government, the Office of Student Affairs and Transpo to offer students a safe way to travel off campus during the weekends.