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CMU transportation services make changes due to coronavirus

Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer Detroit freshman Tiona Kimbrough and Clara Dumas ride inside the new Safe Rides van to take them back to their dorms Tuesday night.

Central Michigan University's SafeRides program will no longer be operating during the spring 2020 semester, according to a CMUPD Facebook post.

In addition, Parking Services is suspending enforcement and permitting until Monday, March 23, according to the Facebook post. They will still be enforcing fire lanes, handicapped areas and parking in only valid parking spaces.

These changes are subject to further change based on the constantly evolving events, according to the Facebook post.

IRide services will be still be operating with increased disinfection measures according to a March 13 press release from Executive Director Rick Collins.

He said they have not considered canceling any of their services.

"We view mobility and independence as a vital source to this community and are committed to do so for as long as we can," Collins said in the press release. "Until such time as we can no longer safely provide services, or we are directed not to, we will be here for you."