October 26, 2000

City, University Looking For Opinions On Bus Service

The City of Manhattan and Kansas State University are jointly exploring the idea of a community bus service. Two Open
Houses will be held on Tuesday, November 2. These meetings will provide the public an opportunity to express their opinion
as to how a community service should be implemented.

"The goal of the Open Houses is to inform the community about the information and ideas formed to date regarding a public
transit system in Manhattan," says Karen Davis, Director of Community Development. "Nothing has been decided, so there
is ample opportunity to influence what the system should look like and how it should operate."

The City’s consultant, TranSystems Corporation, from Kansas City, Missouri, will be on hand with information displays on
preliminary bus routes, locations of potential demand and destinations, as well as information on potential costs. The
consultant also expects to have the results of a community-wide survey available at the Open Houses.

Both Open Houses will be held on Thursday, November 2. The first Open House will take place on the main Concourse at
the Kansas State University Student Union from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The second will be