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Shuttle service adds two new express routes
Slightly more than one month into the academic year, UConn workers are becoming more accustomed to the new parking arrangements, pushing ridership on the campus shuttle service to a record high in September.
More than 82,000 passengers were carried to campus buildings from outlying parking areas during the month, says Greg Jordan, manager of shuttle operations, an increase of at least 20,000 compared to previous September figures. Those numbers are expected to increase still more, Jordan says, once people become familiar with two express shuttle routes that were added October 6.
Ten days into the new express service, Jordan says ridership is not as high as expected. But, he says, the express service will continue, and officials expect ridership to pick up as more people learn about the service, and as the weather picks up a winter chill.
Jordan adds that more shuttle bus route brochures, which include the new express service, have been ordered and are expected to be sent to all employees within two weeks.