University of Saskatchewan offers students, employees bus rides to campus

Beginning Friday, Oct. 10, buses leased by the University of Saskatchewan will be available at locations across the city to transport students, staff and faculty to campus.

Students and employees will be asked to show the bus driver their U of S ID card to use this free service.

"We respect the parties involved in the Saskatoon Transit lockout and know that they will exercise their rights under legislation and collective agreements," said Jeff Dumba, associate vice-president of financial services at the U of S and co-ordinator of the temporary service. "That being said, not being able to access public transportation has become an increasing issue for some of our students in particular, and we want to help."

There will be 12 bus stops located throughout the city. Stop locations were chosen based on where large numbers of students live and where buses are able to park.

"We have never organized a shuttle service of this magnitude before, so there may be glitches," said Dumba. "We ask that students and employees be patient—especially with the bus drivers."

On Oct.10, Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, volunteers will be at each bus stop to answer questions and to determine if more buses are needed.

For up-to-date information, including bus schedules and locations, visit

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Meghan Sired

Communications Co-ordinator

University of Saskatchewan

306-966-6068 (work)

306-381-7992 (cell)
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