Sept. 26, 1996

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    Nighttime bus service to downtown hot spots

    A new bus service beginning in October will make it easier for students to enjoy the big city that helps make the University a great place to be. The new University of Chicago Express bus service will run every half-hour from 6 p.m. to midnight on Sunday through Thursday and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights during the academic year. The service will be available to anyone with a UCID and their guests.

    "We are a part of a great city, and we want to make it as easy as possible for students to enjoy it," said Steve Klass, Director of Auxiliary Services. "The city of Chicago is a wonderful, wonderful benefit for those who come to the University, and we want to make it more convenient for students to get downtown at night."

    Express buses will leave from selected campus locations and will follow a route through the city of Chicago that will include cultural, shopping, dining and social-activity stops in the Loop, including a stop at the Gleacher Center, and on the Near North Side.

    Tickets and maps are available to students, faculty and staff (with UCID) at the same locations as Red/Green Line bus tickets are sold: in the Administration Building (Bursar's, Chicago Card and Registrar's offices), Billings Hospital cashier's station, Laboratory Schools (Blaine 105), Law School, Mott Building, Regenstein Library and University Bookstore. Tickets will cost $1.50 per one-way ride; discounted multi-ride passes will also be available. Drivers will not sell tickets.