Page 6-Wednesday, July 23,1980-The Michigan Daily
By ELAINE RIDEOUT
As negotiations between striking
transit workers and the Ann Arbor
Transportation Authority (AATA) con-
tinue to break down, it is becoming less
and less likely the buses will be run-
ning by fair time.
"It's unlikely the shuttle will be run-
ning," Ron Ricciardi, marketing coor-
dinator at AATA said at press time
Monday. "But," he added hastily, "you
never know about these things-you
have to stay optimistic."
IF THE AATA and striking members
of the Transportation Employees Union
(TEU) should reach an agreement by
Wednesday, shuttle buses will service
parking lots at Briarwood, Pioneer
High School, the Plymouth-Green
shopping center, and Arborland. In ad-
dition, according to Ricciardi, another
bus run will circlethe fair.
However, a free double-decker bus
will shuttle fair-goers from Briar-
wood's east and west entrances down-
town regardless of whether or not
AATA workers are still on strike. The
bus will run from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, and 1-7 p.m. Saturday.
Pickups will be at a quarter-before and
quarter-after the hour.
Elaine Kah, promotional assistant of
the Briarwood Merchants Association,
said the association rented the bus for
$1100. She said the bus will provide sup-
port to the downtown area and tran-
sportation to and from the Briarwood
Festival of Fine Arts held Wednesday
According to Kah, another shut-
tiedecker is available for rent. But John
Spade of the Main Street Business
Association said he knows of no down-
town organizations planning to take the
responsibility of providing transpor-
tation to the Art Fair.
This plastic cow stares much like a plastic cow would be expected to do
during last year's art fair. Animal sculptures were quite popular at the fair,
and are expected to makea return appearance this week.
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Attempting to maintain quality fairs
also led area associations to limit the
number of artists allowed to set up
displays. The State Street Art Fair has
remained the smallest of the three with
approximately 175 participants per
year. The Ann ArbortStreet Fair
decided in 1965 to limit the number of
artists in its festival to 250. The Sum-
mer Arts Festival, which is the largest,
invites more than 530 artists to par-
ticipate in its annual event.
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