Monday, May 4, 2009

Bikes allowed on all Shuttle buses

Less riding Meridian for Leela and I?

From: Brown, Tommy []
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 7:10 AM
To: Marjorie Holderer
Cc: Moore, James; Garrett, Kim; Martin, Teresa
Subject: RE: Buses, racks, tri-folds

We have, or are going to order the racks for the existing back up buses. We have authorized the drivers to allow the bikes on the buses if no rack is available due to backup in use. Please let your group know this. Tommy

From: Marjorie Holderer []
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 6:59 PM
To: Brown, Tommy
Cc: Moore, James
Subject: Buses, racks, tri-folds

Dear Tommy: At the last BASC meeting April 22nd, I took the action item to ask you about the buses with no bike racks on them.

From James, I understand those buses will NOT be outfitted for racks because new buses will be replacing some buses.

I understand that will hopefully happen this fall.

In the meantime we can expect at least one or two buses without racks will be frequently used for regular routes.

Is this correct?

We already have cyclists reporting the random use of bike rack less buses on regular routes pretty much finishes off their desire to use buses to augment their riding commutes. They don’t want to wait around at a bus stop only to find the bus has no rack. They could ‘be there’ by the time all that happens.