University of Alaska Fairbanks launches free shuttle system to tourist spots

Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 4:43 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - This summer, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is operating a free shuttle system offering rides to major tourism sites in Fairbanks.

Rides began on May 24 and will continue until September 3.

Centered at the UAF Wood Center, the shuttle system has two routes.

One runs from campus down to the Morris Thompson Center and Pioneer Park.

The second stays at the University and cycles to the Museum of the North, the Georgeson Botanical Garden, and the Large Animal Research Station (LARS).

Sarah Barcalow, Lead Animal Care Technician at LARS, said, “It’s just UAF’s way of trying to help out with tourist transportation and students. A lot of people who come to visit us don’t have the transportation. They might have transportation to get to campus, but not to LARS - and we do know that there’s a rental car shortage right now so we wanted to kind of try to fill that need a bit.”

The shuttles operate from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Riders are asked to wear masks on the shuttles.

More information about the service can be found here.

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