TESC's Nightline bus likely to continue

The Intercity Transit Authority is expected to renew next week its reimbursement agreement with The Evergreen State College for the Nightline, a late-night bus service that students can ride for free. The IT authority meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 526 Pattison St. S.E., Olympia.

It is the third year the college has contracted with Intercity Transit to extend the schedule of Route 41 until 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and midnight Sundays. Nightline started as a pilot project during the spring quarter of 2008.

Students ride free; their fees pay for the contract, which costs $13,509 a quarter. The public also can board the latenight buses by paying the regular fare or showing a transit pass. The service operates each weekend through the school year.