Capital Metro, whose revenue from the University of Texas is growing more slowly than the costs of providing shuttle buses for UT, has steadily curtailed service hours for the shuttle routes. In turn, yearly shuttle ridership has fallen by 2.1 million since 2004. UT ridership of nonshuttle Capital Metro buses has increased by 700,000, which means that annual UT ridership has fallen about 1.4 million since 2004. As shuttle service hours have fallen by 16.3 percent since 2004 . . .