Kansas State University and the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency have partnered to create a campus bus route.
The route, which started the first day of the spring semester, serves students, faculty and staff free of charge.
The fixed-route loop connects Kramer Dining Center, Jardine Apartments, the Center for Child Development and Derby Dining Center. The route runs every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays. Students, faculty and staff must show their university-issued identification card to ride the bus without paying.
The bus serving the route can transport up to 20 passengers. It has a bicycle rack and is equipped with a lift to accommodate those using a wheelchair.
The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency offers transportation services in the university’s SafeRide program, which provides free, safe rides home to students in threatening situations. The nonprofit agency also provides transportation to students using disability support services.