For students who commute to campus, a number of changes in parking regulations will begin during the 2013-2014 academic year. The cost of Park and Ride permits will be raised from $100 per year to $180. According to Margretta de Vries, Parking Commission secretary, Park and Ride is reimbursed only 8 percent of its annual [...]
Dan Morelan, the former singing University bus driver, is still appealing his termination from MV Transportation. But he’s also beginning another job in case he isn’t rehired. Morelan said that starting today he is in training for Aero Stage Lines, a charter bus company that has locations in Topeka, Manhattan and Kansas City, Mo. Aero [...]
Dan Morelan, the singing KU bus driver who was fired by MV Transportation on Sept. 5, has filed a grievance against the company through union representation Wednesday afternoon. On Morelan’s request, union representative Charles Pirtle filed the grievance. The grievance is a process that allows Morelan to contest his firing. According to the union’s contract [...]
The whistling, singing KU bus driver known by students as “Dan the bus driver” was fired Wednesday evening by MV Transportation, the company contracted by the University for bus services. Bus driver Dan Morelan said several incidents involving the bus radio led to his firing. He was most recently cited with a work rule violation, [...]
A vehicle driven by a University student struck and seriously injured another student early Saturday morning at the intersection of Ninth and Ohio. Hannah Swank, a 20-year-old from Topeka, was more than halfway across Ninth Street when a westbound Ford Explorer hit her, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, Lawrence Police Department spokesman. She was flown to [...]
A countywide saturation patrol and a DUI check lane will be conducted tomorrow evening and into Sunday morning. The check will start at 7 p.m. and will be conducted by Douglas County Sheriff officers. Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesperson, said they would target speeding, impaired driving and seatbelt use. Despite the timing alignment with [...]
Potential reroutes include Irving Hill Road and W. University Drive.
15th Street between Burdick Avenue and Naismith Drive will be closed Tuesday, June 26.
Safe Ride and the regular Safe Bus schedule will continue on March 25.
An increase in ticket prices helps sustain Parking and Transit, but students are able to dispute their tickets.
KU on Wheels, in association with the City of Lawrence, has seen increased ridership each year since going fare free.
The city purchased three new buses that are environmentally friendly.
KU Parking and Transit officers face the fear of aggressive illegal parkers daily.
New plans suggest increases in parking rates, but it is unclear if the rise will happen this year.
No additions will be added to KU on Wheels, but no services will be taken away either.