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Monday, May 4, 2009

City Commission will consider future of KU football gameday shuttle

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The future of a Kansas University football shuttle service that takes fans from downtown Lawrence to Memorial Stadium is up for discussion by the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday.

Commissioners are being asked by staff members to consider charging for the service, which last year was provided for free to users.

But the service last season cost about $6,500 more to operate than the city expected. City staff members are asking commissioners to charge $1 or $2 per ride to offset some of the costs. Staff members said one option to keep the service visitor-friendly is to waive the fare for anyone who shows a Lawrence hotel room key or a receipt showing that a purchase was made downtown on game day.

In other business, commissioners will consider an east Lawrence rezoning request that would allow new duplexes to be built near the southeast corner of East 19th Street and Learnard Avenue.

The request is for about 2.8 acres of property currently zoned for single-family homes.

Commissioners meet at 6:35 p.m. today at City Hall.

Comments

Cody Stumma 11 years, 3 months ago

Will students still be free to ride? I'd really prefer a ride back to the dorm instead of walking across campus in my full band uniform sweating to death without having to pay...

Nick Cole 11 years, 3 months ago

So, football season is around the corner and this is the most recent update you guys have for us. Over a week w/o any updates? Absolutely ridiculous! Unacceptable! What are you all doing? Please, keep the basketball info coming, but give us some football too for goodness sake.

Nick Cole 11 years, 3 months ago

Ok, seriously...

ESPN even has an early preseason ranking of their top 25 out for college fb. KU (along with 4 other Big XII teams) made the cut. NU is ahead of KU by a couple spots. Isn't KU supposed to be the favorite to contend for the Big XII North Title this year? There's something to write about. What do you guys do all day at the LJW? For the love of God, GIVE US SOME FOOTBALL NEWS!!!

Tim Bingaman 11 years, 3 months ago

What kind of pizza will they have at Memorial Stadium this season?

and_one 11 years, 2 months ago

okay, how 'bout an update on the shuttle? hello LJW???

Nick Cole 11 years, 2 months ago

Or maybe a story on which player got mushroom stamped or tea bagged in the locker room today? Or what The Man had for lunch? ANYTHING!!! I will be in Lawrence this weekend. Please don't make me stop by the offices...

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