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Cold temperatures to blame for the cancellation of some student bus services

Cold temperatures to blame for the...

COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE 6:15 P.M.: Doug Dickherber, the owner of Greenway Shuttles said all buses are all up and running as of noon Tuesday.

Dicherber said in addition to low temperatures being the main cause of their shuttles having issues, the electrical cords that warm-up the engines, were stolen Monday night.

ORIGINAL: On Tuesday morning, some MU students received a notification that shuttle services would not be running due to the inclement weather. 

Doug Dickherber, the owner of Greenway Shuttles, said that six shuttles had issues on Tuesday morning and the vehicles that were initially running fine also started to have problems. 

Dickherber believes the issues had to do with the diesel fuel in the vehicles and the cold temperatures. 

10-12 student apartment complexes were affected by the shuttle issues. 

Go COMO bus services had no issues on Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for the city said employees implemented their winter procedures in preparation for the cold weather. Half of the fleet of vehicles was parked inside or under cover, while the other half had block heaters. 

Bus employees came in on Monday and started all the vehicles for a short period of time and came in early on Tuesday to fix potential problems. 

ABC17 will continue to monitor the bus and shuttle services. 


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