I hope everyone is enjoying their summers. SGA and Public Safety have always contributed and funded the U-pass program on campus….Well we will continue to do so this year, but their will be some changes to it. After negotiations with Green Bay Metro the new policy will included a .25 swipe upon entering the bus. Now this means nothing to students and faculty. This service will continue to be free as the cost will be shared equally by SGA and Public Safety. We made these changes do to the lack of usage that we were seeing in the past years. The New Policy if used the same amount as last year will save the two organizations around $10,400, The last agreement cost us $35,000 with unlimited usage for the year. We are hoping to get more bang for our buck this year while we reduce environmental impact. We have also included a free Saturday which will apply to Students, Faculty, and even Community Members. There is a possibility of making stops at high volume student locations such as, Wal-Mart, Festival Foods, the Farmers Market, and Bay Park Square. If this is implemented students will be able to shop in the community and we can begin to get UWGB and the community on the the same page. Like I said the discussion with GB Metro is still continuing and we will update you on any changes as they occur.
Dave and I will be attending the Student Representatives meeting in Madison on August 18th and 19th to get some information and training for the incoming school year. We are excited and looking forward to meeting students and making progress. We will be at Focus this year so any new Freshman I will be meeting you all in the Kress Center and we will be assisting with move in day. I will get you some information on Zimride as we figure that out and like always we are located in University Union across from the American Intercultural Center, check us out.
This is it for now! Thanks Students and Staff!