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Input Sought Regarding Moving Bus Turnaround

March 26, 2013

The Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) is collaborating with Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) and Physical Planning, Design and Construction (PPD&C) to find CatTracks riders willing to serve on an advisory committee. The committee will provide a recomendation to campus leadership about moving the transit circle, also known as the bus turnaround, currently located on the north side of the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library.

The turnaround is a main stop for UC Merced’s transit service shuttles (CatTracks, Route 22 and YARTS) for students, faculty and staff as well as for all campus tour buses. Campus planners are looking for a new location for the turnaround in order to provide space for the planned Classroom, Academic Office Building (CAOB), a new 77,000 gross square foot building that will feature classrooms, lecture halls and offices. The building is expected to open in fall 2016.

No final decision has been made regarding placement of the stop. TAPS Director Karin Groth said her unit, PPD&C and OPB want riders to be part of the advisory committee to provide input on the safest alternative transit stop options while maximizing efficiency and the service's amenities for the campus community.

Campus community members who would like to be involved in the advisory committee should email Richard Cummings.