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StarTran will add a bus route to shuttle University of Nebraska-Lincoln students to and from Nebraska Innovation Campus beginning in August2015. The NU Board of Regents approved a five-year, $4.1 million agreement for bus service with the city of Lincoln on Friday, including the new route connecting UNL’s City and East campuses with Innovation Campus. The agreement comes on the heels of the board acquiring $4.5 million in additional lease space at Innovation Campus in February, furthering plans to move the Food Sciences and Technology Department from its home in the Food Industry Complex on East Campus. Under the terms of the lease, NU added 117,000 square feet to its presence in the public-private research and development center currently under construction. That will potentially allow for additional growth within the department, which has already doubled its enrollment to 78 undergraduate and 62 graduate students in the past seven years. More than 50 class sections are expected to be scheduled for Innovation Campus in the 2015-16 academic year.