LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

East Lansing – Students, staff and faculty at Michigan State University will get free on-campus bus service for a year starting in late August.

The East Lansing school says it’s amended its contract with the Capital Area Transportation Authority for the 2018-19 academic year. The free service will go into effect Aug. 27, when fall semester classes start, and will run on a trial basis for a year.

Details of the CATA routes included are posted online.

CATA has provided on-campus service to the university since April 1999. Last year, there were 3 million rides taken on campus routes. The school will evaluate the free ride program after the end of the trial period, looking at usage and student satisfaction.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Read or Share this story: https://detne.ws/2zV7UpK