Fall 2020 Transportation Updates
UWM’s Transportation Services Offices has provided a number of updates as the staff plans for the fall semester.
Milwaukee County Transit Pass
Recognizing many UWM students don’t have access to cars, UWM is working with county transit partners on options.
Students will not be automatically charged a segregated fee for a Milwaukee County Transit System bus pass (known as U-PASS) for the Fall 2020 semester. Instead, they will have the option of purchasing an individual Milwaukee County bus pass for the semester if they need one.
UWM is currently negotiating the rate for that pass but the expectation is is will be significantly discounted from the regular monthly pass rate charged to Milwaukee County riders.
The residence hall and Capitol/Humboldt parking lot (UPARK) shuttles will begin running when the fall semester starts. Safety guidelines will be in place for drivers and passengers. Go Riteway buses will be running and will follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. All bus seats will be wiped or sprayed with a disinfectant before each shift, and deep cleaning will be performed daily each night. UWM IDs, social distancing and face masks will be required to ride the buses
BOSS Ride Service
Be on the Safe Side (BOSS) nighttime ride service will run in Fall 2020 on a schedule as close to normal as feasible, and as needed. Safety guidelines will be in place for drivers and passengers. All passenger seats will be wiped down or sprayed with a disinfectant before each shift, and deep cleaning will be performed daily. Student IDs and face masks will be required to ride the vehicles.
Transportation Services Office Information
The Transportation Services office at the Student Union will remain closed until all customer service safety protocols have been implemented. The Transportation Services website will provide opening details when available. In the meantime, all permits can be purchased online. Please email Transportation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Story posted June 26, 2020