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Despite heavy opposition from students, Director of Transportation Services David Allen has met with officials from the city of College Park to discuss opening Shuttle-UM and tweaking some routes in return for a negligble amount of money.

The Student Government Association voted in support of the idea in Fall 2005 while the University Commuters Association and the Residence Hall Association shot the idea down in early March. UCA and RHA leaders have had reservations about the idea since the get-go and have continued to voice their opinions. Its unfortunate that David Allen would go against student opinion and forge a plan with the City of College Park to open Shuttle-UM.

Read about the RHAs position here:
http://www.diamondbackonline.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/03/01/440583a280de5?in_archive=1

Read about the UCAs position here:
http://www.diamondbackonline.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/03/07/440d80f201455?in_archive=1

Opening Shuttle-UM will compromise safety, lower customer service for students, increase costs in the long-run, cause possible over-crowding, and set the free Shuttle-UM service to compete with other area bus systems. Because there is strong opposition to this idea from the student body, it is only right that Transportation Services hears directly from students, the people who pay for this service every semester.

We, the undersigned students, do not support opening Shuttle-UM to non-University affiliated riders and urge the Department of Transportation Services to reconsider its position and to not ignore the student voice.

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