New Overnight Shuttle Bus

December 13th, 2017

The Division of Student Life is partnering with UW Transportation Services and College Library to provide a pilot shuttle service that will run between the library and all University Residence Halls to offer students 24 hours of safe transportation during finals week.

The Division of Student Life and Transportation Services are funding this shuttle, which will run every 30 minutes on the half hour from midnight through 6:00 a.m., December 14- 21. This service will supplement and combine with other late travel options such as SAFEwalk and bus Routes 81 and 82, which aren’t available all night.

Every ½ hour the bus will collect students heading home from in front of Helen C. White Hall and deliver them to any of six residence hall stops, including: Waters, the Porter Boathouse, Sullivan, Ogg, Witte, and Chadbourne. The service will start at midnight on the last day of classes and continue until 6:00 a.m. on December 21st.

According to Carrie Kruse, director of College Library, “During the regular semester, the nightly average at 3:00 a.m. is between 50-60 students, but during finals, nearly 500 students can be found studying at that hour. There is clearly enough demand during finals to offer this service and we know students will make good use of it and be very appreciative.”

Now you can stay at the library as late as you need to and you don’t have to worry about a long, dark, cold walk home. Just hop on the bus! Many thanks to the Division of Student Life and UW Transportation Services for funding this pilot project. Read more about this pilot project on the Division of Student Life’s website.

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