Shuttle Will Provide Service During Downtown Construction
Contact Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (June 8, 2012) – While major improvements are underway in Warrensburg’s downtown area, the University of Central Missouri is providing a convenient way for members of the campus community to take advantage of dining and retail establishments this summer. On Monday, June 11, the university will begin offering a shuttle from campus to downtown weekdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The free shuttle will operate for the next six weeks, and begin its route near the kiosk at the university visitor’s parking area on the north side of the Administration Building. The shuttle will leave every 20 minutes, making stops on the east side of Java Junction at Holden and Pine streets, and on Holden Street, east of the courthouse. It will not operate on weekends.
Chris Wellman, director of Facilities, Planning and Operations, said the shuttle is being funded by the university as a way to assist the city of Warrensburg at a time when parking may be temporarily reduced downtown due to renovation. The area is a popular destination for university faculty, staff, and students who enjoy lunch and other amenities in the area.
“The university has a great partnership with the city,” Wellman said. “This is an opportunity for UCM to not only provide convenient transportation to the downtown area while parking is affected by construction, but a way to show our support for the many business owners who make great contributions to our community. We appreciate the leadership of University President Chuck Ambrose and cabinet members who are strongly supporting this effort.”
Wellman said the university will continue to monitor shuttle usage, and consider whether or not it should be extended beyond the initial dates of operation. Anyone who has questions about the shuttle can contact Kelvin Mooney in Facilities, Planning and Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-543-4495.