The Daily Dish–Feb.24

BY Jacob Kirn, Columbia Missourian: Columbia city officials organized a trip to Ames, Iowa last Friday to study the public transit system there. In Ames, the bus system known as CyRide covers campus and the majority of the city. Buses come more frequently and average wait time are shorter than Columbia Transit.The price for students to enjoy such transit system: Each semester, students at Iowa State University pay a $62.61 fee which goes to CyRide and gives students a bus pass without further costs.

By Andrew Denney, Columbia Tribune: Columbia citizens reacted to the City Council decision to announce part of the city as “blighted”. A not-for-profit organization was formed during a meeting at Parkade Center Wednesday night.Some citizens expressed their concerns, including the possible use of eminent domain in the blighted zone.

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