Shuttle Service Aids Students, Faculty in Commuter Lots

Posted: January 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Erick Soricelli

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An oversized golf cart flies around Lots A and B carrying passengers from one place to another. This may look strange to a first-time campus visitor, but it is part of a fledgling shuttle service that started in October under Bill Clark, assistant to the associate vice president for University Services. The shuttle transports students, faculty, and staff to their cars in the hope of saving walkers a few steps and freeing up parking spaces for incoming commuters.

At present, four student drivers take turns operating a single vehicle that goes around the two commuter lots and up to the rear entrance of the Johnson Center. The service runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Clark will decide in April whether or not the service, as well as the number of employees and vehicles, will be expanded. He also notes that any expanded service would not begin until August at the earliest.

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