During the week of November 1, 2010, Grand Valley officially reached 1 million bus riders for the current fiscal year. Now, to show appreciation for the support the Grand Valley community has shown for the bus system, Grand Valley transportation officials are holding a contest to see who can guess the date and time (to the nearest half-hour) of when we'll reach 2 million riders.
To cast a vote, become a fan of the "GVSU Bus System" on Facebook and submit a guess to win an Ipod Nano. Go to www.gvsu.edu/transportation to learn more.
"Students have clearly figured out the amazing benefits of riding the bus - gas savings, auto savings, safer driving conditions, study time, social time, and "door to door service" without having to hunt for parking spaces," said Erin Babson, operations manager of Pew Campus and Regional Centers. "We are very proud of our Laker riders!"
Two million riders means:
* 25,705,407 total miles ridden on the bus
* $11,567,433.15 saved in auto operating costs
* 1,285,270 gallons of gas saved
* $4,048,601.60 saved in gas savings