Thursday, September 03, 2015

UTSA off-campus apartment shuttle service reduced

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(Jan. 14, 2010)--In April 2009, UTSA Business Auxiliary Services personnel began meeting with management staff at apartment complexes near the UTSA Main Campus to discuss the long-term viability of continuing to offer UTSA shuttle stops at apartment communities for residents who also are UTSA students. The apartment managers were advised at that time that there would be a fee of $10,000 per semester in order to continue service in the spring 2010 semester.

The UTSA transportation budget is funded solely by the student transportation fee. With the increasing number of apartment complexes near UTSA, the steep rise in the number of students riding the UTSA shuttles and no increase in funding, the level of service could not be maintained.

Last October, members of the Student Transportation Committee placed fliers on all UTSA shuttles buses and at bus shelters advising student riders of an upcoming change and encouraging them to speak with apartment management to see if their complexes would pay the fee to continue shuttle service in spring 2010.

To date, five of the 11 complexes affected have agreed to participate: High View Place, Hill Country Place, The Reserve, The Outpost, and Broadstone Ranch. UTSA Business Auxiliary Services estimates that more than two-thirds of students riding the off-campus shuttle will not be affected by the changes.

The complexes that no longer have a shuttle stop for the UTSA Main Campus include Chase Hill, Las Colinas, Alpin, Maverick Creek, Highlands, and Bluebonnet Hill.

For more information, contact UTSA Business Auxiliary Services - Transportation Division at 210-458-7275.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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