Sunday, July 20, 2008

More sensible thinking from UAF

Dang. If this keeps up I'm going to have to have some label for UAF other than "bobblehead U." Now the borough and UAF are planning on a cooperative program to encourage use of public transportation! Here's an excerpt from the Zoo of A's publicity release about it:
The plan, which is slated to come before the Borough Assembly for review this month, would institute a Large Employer Subsidized Transit pilot program on the borough bus system. Under the program, UAF's PolarExpress student and employee identification cards would serve as passes on all borough buses.

The program stands to benefit both the campus and Fairbanks community, according to UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers. "We hope this partnership will help improve our air quality, as well as reduce the number of cars on campus and free up parking spaces. It could also offer students and employees a real savings on their transportation costs."
The PolarExpress card would, in effect, be a free bus pass.

Now, if we can only get the borough to add a bus line out here to our little republic...

1 comment:

Joseph said...

I like it. I also like that you refer to "our little republic". Cheers. Of course I'm graduating soon, and will most likely leave Fairbanks for grad school-- but hey, better late than never for good ideas.