Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

Students voting on bus issues

February 15, 2007


Kansas University students will wrap up voting today on whether they want higher semester fees in exchange for free bus rides on newer buses.

Students began voting Wednesday on a two-question referendum on the KU on Wheels bus program.

The first question asks whether students would support a $20 per semester fee increase to pay for a fleet of 30 buses, most of them used buses built after 1992. The second question asks if they'd be willing to pay an additional $15 per semester to allow any student to ride any KU on Wheels or "park and ride" bus for free with a KU ID card.

If both pass, students would pay $35 more each semester on top of the existing $18 campus transportation fee.

But people who already buy a bus pass - which costs $176 per year, including fees - would save money.

For the results to be valid, 10 percent of the student body must vote.


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