Shuttles from parking garage to continue for Flagler students

By Danielle Marsh |

The city-run shuttle running from the Visitor Information Center parking garage on Castillo Drive to Flagler College’s campus will continue for the duration of the semester, according to an e-mail sent out by the college on Sept. 27. The college reached an agreement with the shuttle service provider to continue the service for Flagler College students only.

This comes on the heels of a Sept. 4 story by The St. Augustine Record that said the city made a decision to stop the shuttle service sometime in October because the cost of maintaining it was higher than the amount of money being brought in by people who park in the garage.

Parents of Flagler students have voiced their concern and frustration to the administration because, as part of the guaranteed parking agreement, they were promised there would be transportation to and from the garage.
Ken Russom, vice president of Business Services at Flagler College, had a meeting with the city on Sept. 4 to discuss the decision. He voiced concerns at the meeting about “the safety of the students” at the college.

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