BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University will soon complete construction of covered bus stops around campus, The Daily Reveille reported. The two covered bus stops cost between $80,000 and $90,000 each. For the full story, click here.
Two of the vans split up the route and take a set of the stops, while the third van is the cleanup shuttle that drives the route from start to finish getting students that might have been missed by the other two.
This year, 127 universities in 42 states were evaluated. Alongside CSU is Stanford, Portland State University, the University of Minnesota and the University of California Davis.
The goals of the switch are to maximize utility to students. The van service currently faces problems of limited hours and a low number of vans, with most student complaints involving slow response times and poor routes for students.
The university's Parking and Transportation Services cited a possible reduction in the total number of available rides and potentially increased wait times if the program was implemented.
On the university’s busiest days, more than 4,000 students are biking, walking and skateboarding to campus, but there is currently no funding in the university’s transportation budget to accommodate their needs.
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