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Como Park Shuttle bus

Como Park Shuttle / Circulator Project

Who:

Michael Hahm, as Director/Campus Manager of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is leading the implementation of the shuttle/circulator project. He met with Art Oglesby on Friday, May 30.
Parks and Rec. Dept of the City of Saint Paul wrote the grant

How:

A shuttle has been in the master plans since at least 1985 (see below)
$1.2 million federal grant for a pilot project (+ a small matching requirement)

Study:

A survey on the Como website is pointing toward a 10 minute loop

Planning:

Where to park (probably south of fairgrounds across Como)
Contract in the works – Fairgrounds too restrictive
Route East on Como to Lexington; North to Estabrook/Nason Place; unload in front of Conservatory: loop back to beginning.
Purchase:
At least (2) 20-25 passenger vehicles that are handicap/stroller friendly
Metro Transit contracted to operate
Construct bus shelters
Implement:
Hope to start in 2009
only weekends at beginning

1985 master plan