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Photos from MBike Bike Share Program Expansion Kick-Off and Ribbon Cutting
Category: Town News
Published By: Andrea Marcavitch
Created: 22-May-2017
Last Updated By: Andrea Marcavitch
Last Updated: 22-May-2017
Publish Date: 22-May-2017

College Park shared their images from the ribbon cutting which took place on Friday, May 19, 2017 in University Park

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Washington Post MBike Bike Share Expansion Article
Category: Town News
Published By: Andrea Marcavitch
Created: 22-May-2017
Last Updated By: Andrea Marcavitch
Last Updated: 22-May-2017
Publish Date: 22-May-2017

Washington Post's coverage of the mBike bike share program expansion into University Park

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The Diamondback Article on Bike Share Expansion
Category: Town News
Published By: Andrea Marcavitch
Created: 22-May-2017
Last Updated By: Andrea Marcavitch
Last Updated: 22-May-2017
Publish Date: 22-May-2017

University of Maryland's Diamondback coverage of the expansion of mBike bike share program into University Park

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University Park is Newest Addition to mBike Bike Share Program
Attachment:  11-927-1495128575.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Andrea Marcavitch
Created: 18-May-2017
Last Updated By: Andrea Marcavitch
Last Updated: 18-May-2017
Publish Date: 18-May-2017

Ribbon cutting and kick-off on Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at Town Hall (6724 Baltimore Avenue)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (May 18, 2017) - The City of College Park, the University of Maryland and Zagster, Inc., today announced the expansion of the popular mBike bike share program. In response to high ridership and strong demand, the system has expanded to now feature 163 bikes at 19 stations, including new stations in neighboring University Park. All told, the program — which offers a convenient, affordable and healthy way for people to get on, off and around campus and the city — has grown by 30% since its debut.

Launched in May 2016, the mBike program was intended to provide easy access to biking and its many benefits; to fill gaps in the local transportation system; and to give people an easy way to get to and from the Metro, as well as around campus, all without increasing cars on the roads. The community response has been tremendous: The program crossed the 24,000 ride mark less than a year after launching. This is now the second expansion since the initial launch — and further expansion is on the horizon to broaden mBike’s scope, and to increase its positive impact for the community and its utility to riders.

“We are very excited about the growth and success of the system,” said University of Maryland Campus Bicycle Coordinator, Aaron Goldbeck. “We have had inquiries about mBike from transportation officials in Portland, Oregon, at the National Institute of Health, and an in person visit from officials from the New York City Department of Transportation — all interested in how we integrate adaptive bikes to our bikeshare network.”

Representatives from the City of College Park, the University of Maryland, University Park and Zagster will unveil the expansion at a ceremony at University Park Town Hall on Friday, May 19th at 10 a.m. The event will include a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and an inaugural bike ride and will coincide with Maryland’s Bike to Work Day. Notable participants will include University Park Mayor Len Carey, College Park Mayor Pro Tem Monroe Dennis and University of Maryland Bicycle Coordinator Aaron Goldbeck.

“Becoming a part of the mBike bike share program and having two stations in town means our residents will have additional access to local transit options and businesses around us, helping to make a positive impact on the environment by putting fewer cars on the road,” said University Park Town Treasurer Dan Baden. “Bike share will be a great asset to our community.”

The mBike program is operated by Zagster, the nationwide leader in campus bike sharing. Unlike other programs in which riders must drop off bikes at designated stations for every stop, one of the most popular and distinguishing features about Zagster programs is that the built-in lock on every bike gives users the freedom to ride as long as they want, wherever they want. This hybrid model, which blends dockless locking for mid-trip stops with fixed station locations for beginning and ending rides, allows users to plan their trips around their destinations — and not around station locations.

Riding mBike is easy. Bikes can be found via the free Zagster Mobile App — available for iPhone and Android — or online at zagster.com/mbike.

“The significant expansion of bikes and locations is a reflection of the strong utilization of the existing program and of the demand for an even larger one,” said Timothy Ericson, Zagster’s CEO. “We’ve really just scratched the surface of this program’s potential to benefit the community and riders.”


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mBike Bike Share Program Launching Expansion to University Park on Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m.
Attachment:  11-927-1495044515.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Andrea Marcavitch
Created: 17-May-2017
Last Updated By: Andrea Marcavitch
Last Updated: 17-May-2017
Publish Date: 17-May-2017

University of Maryland and City of College Park to unveil expanded mBike Bike Share Program into University Park on Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m.

WHAT: The City of College Park, the University of Maryland and Zagster, Inc., are unveiling significant expansions to the mBike bike share program. In response to high ridership and strong demand, the system will add more bikes and more stations — including an expansion into neighboring University Park — to provide even more community members and students with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get on, off and around campus and the region. The expanded system will launch Friday, May 19th at 10 a.m. in University Park.

Notable participants in the event will include:
● University Park Mayor Len Carey
● City of College Park Mayor Pro Temp Monroe Dennis
● University of Maryland Bicycle Coordinator Aaron Goldbeck
● Zagster Account Director Aviva Manin
● ATHA Inc. Executive Director Aaron Marcavitch

WHEN: Friday, May 19th at 10 a.m.

WHERE: University Park Town Hall, 6724 Baltimore Avenue, University Park, Maryland 20782

WHY: Launched in May 2016, the mBike program was intended to provide easy access to biking and its many benefits; to fill gaps in the local transportation system; and to provide an easy way to get to and from the Metro, as well as around campus, all without increasing cars on the roads. The program has been a resounding success: mBike has blown past the 24,000 marker in less than a year, and this expansion promises to strengthen the already successful program.

PHOTO OPS: Media registration is not required. Highlights of the event will include: Program overview and remarks from City, University, Zagster and local sponsors; demonstration of bike-share hardware and software; ribbon-cutting ceremony; and an inaugural bike ride.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
● Jon Terbush, Zagster Communications Manager, 617-681-4914, jterbush@zagster.com


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Mosquito Control Program Information
Attachment:  11-749-1494962397.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Created: 16-May-2017
Last Updated By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated: 16-May-2017
Publish Date: 16-May-2017

For information on the Mosquito Control Program; how to sign up for a yard survey, volunteer for the program, and for information on the Gravid Aedes Trap (GAT), is published in the May 2017 issue of the Town Newsletter.

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Shuttle Bus Riders - Safe Track Repairwork
Attachment:  11-749-1494626905.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Created: 12-May-2017
Last Updated By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated: 12-May-2017
Publish Date: 12-May-2017

On Monday, May 15, 2017 the Prince George's Plaza Metro Bus bay area will be under construction, for approximately 2-weeks. The Town bus will drop-off and pick-up riders on the parking lot side of the station - the east side.

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Request for Bid Proposals UP-17-02 Auditing Services
Attachment:  11-749-1494536413.pdf
Category: Town News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Created: 11-May-2017
Last Updated By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated: 11-May-2017
Publish Date: 11-May-2017

RFP for Auditing Services

The Town of University Park, Maryland requests sealed bid proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 and the four (4) subsequent fiscal years (a one plus four-year year contract), as more fully described in the Bid Documents.

Three hard copies of the bid proposal must be submitted on the specified forms, in full compliance with the specific requirements specified in the Bid Documents, in sealed envelopes marked Auditing Services, and delivered to the Town of University Park, 6724 Baltimore Avenue, University Park, MD 20782 no later than June 9, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Any questions about the RFP or the project services must be submitted in writing to the Project Manager no later than May 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Responses to questions will be posted on the Town’s website by June 2, 2017.

Copies of the Bid Documents may be downloaded from the Town’s website at www.upmd.org. Requests for printed copies should be directed to the Town of University Park, 6724 Baltimore Avenue, University Park, Maryland 20782, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (telephone 301-927-4262).

The Town of University Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Discrimination based on race, religion, sex, age, ethnicity, ancestry or national origin, physical or mental disability, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political affiliation or other unlawful basis is expressly prohibited is expressly prohibited.

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids based on the best interest of the Town. The Project Manager for this contract is Dan Baden, telephone 301-927-4262; FAX 301-277-4548; e-mail: danbaden@comcast.net.

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University Park Election Results
Attachment:  11-749-1493774270.pdf
Category: Council News
Published By: Tracey Toscano
Created: 2-May-2017
Last Updated By: Tracey Toscano
Last Updated: 2-May-2017
Publish Date: 2-May-2017

Official Report of the May 2 Town Election


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