Split Night Route
The Standard and Zach Durham, Director of Research and Development
1. How will the two different night routes be identified? Night Route 1 and Night Route 2? Green Night Route and Blue Night Route?
As determined by the Department of Safety and Transportation, the evening Maroon Route will be split into Maroon Route North, which will serve northern and downtown campus locations, and Maroon Route South, which will serve the main campus locations.
2. How long will this trial run?
The resolution did not specify because we felt it appropriate that the Department of Safety and Transportation determine this. However, during the period they set up, we will listen to student feedback. When that trial period ends, if there has been no negative feedback, the change will be made permanent. As the longevity of this change will be determined by the feedback we receive, students are strongly encouraged to contact SGA with any comments or suggestions they have concerning the new route so that an accurate picture of the effect of the change on the student body can be determined.
3. How many buses are going to be running each route?
We asked the Department of Safety and Transportation to split the route into two lines; the optimal number of buses running each route will be further determined during the trial period.
4. What is the expected wait time for students with the trial routes? What is the expected running time?
The wait time should not be affected; shuttles will continue to visit each stop at their current frequency. The change should effectively cut the running time of the shuttles in half for riders wanting to travel from a location on one route to another on the same route, while the run time for students wanting to travel from one route to the other should not be significantly different from current run times.
5. If for whatever reason the trial routes are determined not to be a viable option, will SGA continue to search for a way to decrease students’ wait time and ride time on the night route?
SGA will always strive to serve students needs. If this approach proves to not be viable, an alternative will be sought.