Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2008
IU second summer session 2008 bus service to be adjusted
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Campus Bus Service will be adjusting bus schedules for the second summer session due to escalating fuel costs and decreased ridership.
Historically, ridership during the second summer session is reduced by 50 percent from an average of approximately 2,000 passengers each weekday during the first summer session. Fuel costs have risen 72 percent in less than one year from $2.25 to $3.88 a gallon. Campus Bus Service is expecting diesel fuel prices to continue to rise over the summer.
During the 2008 second summer session, there will be about half the amount of service hours operated as compared to the 2007 second summer session. The A route will operate every 30 minutes, with 15 minute service at key times in the morning and afternoon. The E route will continue to operate every 30 minutes. Both bus routes will now end service at 6 p.m. Only the E route will operate on Saturdays. Please see the schedules for both the A Route and the E Route.
Campus Bus Service regrets having to make these adjustments and understands it will affect the transportation patterns of students, faculty and staff. These adjustments were necessary in order to respond to reduced ridership during the second summer session and to counter the rapidly escalating cost of diesel fuel.
All of these adjustments are effective June 13, 2008, and will continue through Aug. 9, 2008.
For more information or questions, please visit www.iubus.indiana.edu or call 812-855-8961.