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Ridership, demand grow for Northeastern shuttle

Posted on November 17, 2014

BOSTON — More stu­dents than ever before are now using the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Police Department’s (NUPD) off-​​campus per­sonal safety escort ser­vice, after the depart­ment increased the fre­quency of the after-​​hours shuttle ser­vice ear­lier this year in response to an increase in demand, [email protected] reported.

NUPD Lt. Leon Romprey noted that 3,155 stu­dents used the off-​​campus per­sonal safety escort ser­vice in Sep­tember 2014, up from 1,420 in Sep­tember 2013. Last month, 4,616 stu­dents were trans­ported, more than double the number of stu­dents (1,932) who uti­lized the ser­vice in October 2013, according to the report.

“This is not a con­ve­nience ser­vice. It’s a safety ser­vice,” Romprey said. “Our stu­dents are on campus working and studying at all hours of the night, and we want to get them home safely.” For the full story, click here.

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