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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.

BY DIANA BALDWIN Modified: June 26, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 27, 2012
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/articleid/3687986/1/pictures/1759740">Photo - The Oklahoma Transit Association’s 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. Photo by Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman Archives
The Oklahoma Transit Association’s 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. Photo by Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman Archives

“UCO students and faculty utilize routes, as they pass several apartment complexes and employment centers frequented by students and faculty,” Entz said.

“In fact, on Saturdays, Routes 1 and 2 are full of students going to grocery stores and shopping.”

Another benefit to the partnership is that students ride the Expresslink from the Edmond campus to Oklahoma City to attend classes at UCO’s Academy of Contemporary Music in Bricktown.

“A significant number of UCO passengers are those without cars, such as international students,” Entz said.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Waner complimented the partnership between the city and the university.

“It is a great partnership,” Waner said. “That speaks well to what we do.”


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