By Joel Mills, Lewiston Tribune
02-15-11 WSU Today – To learn about Zimride, see ”
WSU, UI partner in ‘Zimride’ to support carpooling“
MOSCOW – The new Zimride ridesharing service is not meant to replace the WSU/University of Idaho intercampus shuttle, administrators at both universities told the Lewiston Tribune newspaper Monday.
The Wheatland Express shuttle, which transports students between the universities for cross-listed courses and also is used by commuting employees, has been threatened by budget cuts. A transportation task force at WSU wants to end a $70,000 annual subsidy for the service, an amount matched by the UI.
“Planning for the Zimride ridesharing service has been in the works for well over a year now,” said Bridgette Brady, WSU’s director of parking and transportation.
Lloyd Mues, the UI vice president for finance and administration, said his school is committed to funding the shuttle.
“We’re waiting for WSU to see what they’re going to do,” he said.
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