The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville could reap significant benefits from two express bus routes launched earlier
this month by Ozark Regional Transit (ORT).
University officials hope that students, faculty and staff
can use Routes 50 and 54 to get to and from the university, reducing the need
for car commutes and campus parking.
Route 54 in particular has the potential to increase bus
commuting because it links the university with NorthWest Arkansas Community
College campuses in Fayetteville, Springdale and Bentonville.
The route is supported by $20,000 in student fee funding from the community
college and will run through the end of the current school year.