By Rebecca Salinas
Aug. 26 will be the last day the Bobcat Tram Interurban service at Texas State University will provide shuttle services to Texas State commuters and the general public.
The discontinuation of this service could affect potential transfer students from San Antonio and Austin who would have relied on the service to attend classes at the university.
In fiscal year 2011, 169 students from this college transferred to Texas State, Lesley Prewitt, administrative assistant of institutional research at Texas State said. Data from fiscal year 2012 was not available.
The shuttle provides transportation from San Antonio to San Marcos and from Austin to San Marcos and stops in New Braunfels and Kyle.
In San Antonio, the tram stops at the Randolph Park and Ride, 9400 Interstate Highway 35 North.
One-way fare from San Marcos to San Antonio is $8. The fare is $4 on Friday, when the university is closed and during finals exams.
Service from San Marcos to San Antonio is not available on Saturday or Sunday, but is available from San Marcos to Austin for $4 Saturday.