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New bus stop provides key link for Conn. College students

Posted on August 3, 2015

Photo: Connecticut College
Photo: Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn. — In an OpEd piece for the Hartford Courant, David Cruz, a staff member at Connecticut College, talks about how public transporation options create the "opportunity for college students to mobilize and explore the world around them" which is "an essential part of their educational development."

The local transportation system, Southeast Area Transit (SEAT), has long had a route that passes by the college, but never had a bus stop on campus. It runs under a "flag-down" system, which requires riders to stand anywhere on the route and wave at the bus when it passes, hoping that it stops, which has deterred students from using it, the report said.

For the past two years, with the help of SEAT and other campus and city partners, Cruz worked on a project to install a bus stop right off campus, which was completed March 2015, according to the Hartford Courant.

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