February 9, 2009

ASU college holds ‘light rail party’

More than 200 students, faculty and staff at Barrett, an honors college at Arizona State University (ASU), participated in a competition last Friday to encourage use of the light rail system operated by Valley Metro in Phoenix.

The participants, many donning costumes for the event, were organized into teams of five players and competed in a scavenger hunt. They were given a list of items to find or photograph from businesses and organizations along the 20-mile rail line.

The five-hour event, called the Barrett Light Rail party, was sponsored by nearly 30 local businesses, which donated gift cards, tickets and coupons for prize packages. The scavenger hunt started at the Barrett Center Complex at the Tempe campus and ended in Phoenix at the ASU downtown campus.

“We at ASU are excited about the new light rail system, which has expanded our transit options and allows students and staff to travel between campuses, to classes and work as well as explore, shop and play,” says Laura Peck, Barrett associate dean.

 

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