UWGB, Metro ink U-Pass agreement
UW-Green Bay and Green Bay Metro have signed a revised U-Pass agreement that more directly ties the cost of service to the number of rides taken. Under the old system, Metro received an annual $35,000 lump-sum payment — underwritten by student fees and parking fees — in exchange for unlimited bus rides for students, faculty and staff. Now, the chargeback will become 25 cents per ride, billed quarterly, which still will allow anyone with a valid University ID to ride at no additional cost. Talks are in the works to further enhance the campus-transit relationship, including consideration of a direct Saturday route for high-volume student locations (such as grocery stores). Check out the full details.