"The mayor says it got pulled because he's still working with staff to try and identify funding sources that would be used to address the city councilors' requests," city spokeswoman
The proposal called for providing shuttles between the university and the Plaza, as well as the Santa Fe Railyard, from
Members of the
As a result, the city's
If the service hours were extended until
"There's just more overhead," he said in an interview.
While councilors want to consider extended hours, the memo stated the university believes the proposed
"But the hours should be revisited after the pilot program ends to determine if adjustments might be necessary based on student feedback," the memo stated.
Councilors also had questioned whether the university could contribute money to the pilot project. The university, which charges between
"The university believes it should not have to pay to have a public transportation system serve its students' needs, and at this time, does not wish to pass along new 'transportation' fees to them," the memo stated. "Rather, [the school] views this pilot program as an opportunity to better inform all parties involved if this type of weekend evening service would successfully encourage students to contribute to the local Santa Fe economy by frequenting downtown restaurants, music venues and other private establishments more often -- ultimately feeding into the vibrancy of the city."
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