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UT Tyler Shuttle Service Suspended

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September 28, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

September 28, 2012

The University of Texas at Tyler has suspended its shuttle service due to low participation, Mike Medders, chief of police, announced.

“The university provided a free shuttle service for two weeks in an attempt to gauge student interest in a permanent shuttle for the university,” Medders said.

UT Tyler’s initiatives to address its parking issues seem to have reduced the need for a shuttle at this time. Those initiatives included constructing three temporary parking areas on campus and re-striping three other parking lots to regain some of the spaces lost during resurfacing.

“Although we are discontinuing the shuttle service for the time being, a shuttle service is still being considered as a component of a long-term parking solution,” he added.

The three temporary parking lot locations are the grass area adjacent to Lot 7 at the corner of Old Omen Road and Varsity Drive, the area between Lot 6 and the main entrance and the grassy area at the end of Lot 16 near the soccer field.

For more information, call 903.565.5840.

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