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Published October 14 2012

Bismarck plans shuttle buses to ease parking woes

BISMARCK — Officials in North Dakota's capital city say a flurry of new businesses activity downtown will make parking scarce.

Plans are being made for a park and ride program to shuttle workers into Bismarck's central retail district.

Officials say there are 1,345 spaces in ramps owned and operated by the Bismarck Parking Authority, and a waiting list has already been started.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that five businesses are coming to downtown in a month and a total of eight companies are expected to be operating in six months.