Following a successful 12-month pilot, the city of Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin have renewed its yearly agreement that lets students and faculty with valid university ID cards ride city buses for free. In return, the city will receive $35,000 that the university raises from campus parking permits and student fees.
Called U-Pass, it has been “very popular among students, faculty and staff,” said a university administrator.
Ridership from the campus community peaked at more than 6,200 riders in the month of September, as students returned to campus and gas prices hovered at more than $3.50 per gallon.
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