Edmond and University of Central Oklahoma bus partnership wins award
Oklahoma Transit Association recognizes Edmond's Citylink bus service and the University of Central Oklahoma for their partnership to provide students transportation. City council members accepted $200,437 for the university's payment for the service.
EDMOND — The city's bus service has been recognized by the Oklahoma Transit Association for its partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma.
Citylink, Edmond's public transportation system, offers bus service through and around campus on Route 4, known as Broncholink.
Broncholink ridership has increased from 7,675 in 2008-09 when the service was operated by Metro Transit to 31,874 rides in 2010-2011, the third year Edmond has run the service. City leaders estimate ridership next year will top 45,850.
The ridership has increased to the point where a larger bus is now needed to handle the route, said Shannon Entz, community development manager.
The Outside the Bus Award for Best College Connection was presented for setting a standard for regional, college support through Citylink's service to the University of Central Oklahoma.
The university has paid $200,437 for the next fiscal year for the bus service for the students. City council members accepted the payment this year.
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