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Middleton shuttle bus gets steady use



An update to the article we posted yesterday about the Middleton High School shuttle bus: The numbers are in and they show the bus is being used.

Between 13 and 18 students have ridden the shuttle every morning and afternoon since the service started Monday. The Hillsborough County school district is experimenting with the shuttle from the Meridian Pointe apartments across busy Hillsborough Avenue to provide students an alternative to walking - or sometimes dashing - across the six-lane road. An estimated 24 Middleton students live at the complex. Efforts to address commuter safety there have been intense since the death last month of student Norma Velasquez-Cabrera.

Similar shuttles might be rolled out next year in areas that are considered dangerous.


[Last modified: Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:43pm]


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