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NAPLES, Italy — The Navy shuttle bus service among bases in Naples will be altered due to budget cuts.

As of March 2, there will be six fewer runs among the bases at Capodichino, Support Site and Joint Force Command during the work week and altered departure times for some of the remaining routes.

A Friday-only afternoon shuttle service was added between Joint Force Command and the Support Site, and three runs have been eliminated from the weekend schedule between Capodichino and the support site.

Navy leaders called for cost-saving measures that led to about a 10 percent cut in transportation funding in the Naples area.

The new bus schedules are not being distributed electronically or posted on the Internet for security reasons. But they can be picked up at various base locations such as the Capo Inn, libraries, United Service Organizations office and travel offices.

Copies will be handed out at bus stops in the coming days. People also can e-mail shuttlebusnaples@eu.navy.mil.

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A federal judge ruled in October that the men should be transferred to U.S. soil because they were no longer enemy combatants and the government didn’t have the authority to hold them.

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