Editor’s Note: This article was edited post-publication; the walk from ML to campus was initially described as a “thirty minute walk,” the version the first comments were responding to.
Beginning this past weekend, Student Budget Committee extended the campus shuttle service to run on Saturdays from 10 am-12. Currently, the mornings shuttle runs on weekday 8am-9:30 and Public Safety operates an evening shuttle that runs from 6 pm until 2 am. Both shuttles serve Palmer, Pittenger, Roberts, Strath Haven and Mary Lyon.
The idea stemmed from an all-campus request from SBC for constructive criticism about the shuttle service. In response, SBC Manager Fletcher Coleman ’09 received several responses requesting weekend shuttle service.
Jong Hsien Lim ’12, an ML resident, instigated the idea because of the long walk necessitated to study on campus or attend events.
The cost for shuttle maintenance is paid by the revenue earned from renting shuttles to student groups. Cost for additional labor was budgeted for $200, which Coleman believed was a reasonable addition for the service.
Although Coleman has not yet received formal feedback from students, Lim said the shuttle also benefits the campus. “It won’t make ML as isolated as it seems to be. More people will come to ML to get their Saturday breakfast and see what ML is all about,” he said.