City Council Will Weigh in on New Transit Proposal

6 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Monday, June 04 2012 Jun 4, 2012 Monday, June 04, 2012 5:46:00 AM CDT June 04, 2012 in News
By: Emily Allen
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COLUMBIA - Mayor Bob McDavid's FastCAT transit proposal will be up before the city council at Monday's meeting. He proposed a new bus route to primarily serve students living downtown and help reduce downtown congestion.

"FastCAT" or "Fast Campus Access Transit" would consist of a 30-minute loop with 6 stops downtown and 5 stops at locations around MU. The new route would have 2 to 3 buses. These buses would be GPS-enabled so riders would have access to estimated bus time arrivals and schedules via mobile phone applications.

McDavid set the one-year revenue goal for the new route at $300,000. He said the current transit system is operating at a $1.5 million deficit.

He thinks FastCAT would reduce car traffic downtown.

 

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