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Shuttle-U-Home pick up moves from Sims to Watson
Starting this semester, the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Shuttle-U-Home will pick up riders at Watson Hall instead of Sims Hall. The move will ease congestion at the College Place bus shelter and ties into increased safety measures at the DPS Communications Center.
“There can be a lot of congestion at College Place with Centro buses, especially during Dome events,” says DPS Lt. John Sardino, who oversees the Shuttle-U-Home program. “We want to ensure Shuttle-U-Home riders reach their destination in a timely manner, and moving the pick-up location to Watson contributes to that goal.”
Shuttle-U-Home riders will now sign up for a ride at the Students for Community Safety Office in Room 019 of Watson Hall, and the shuttle will pick up riders at the Q5 lot, directly adjacent to Watson Hall.
In addition to easing congestion, the move correlates with DPS’ efforts to improve security at its communications center. DPS recently instituted a policy that its communication center’s door will be locked after hours to enhance the safety of the communications specialists. Visitors are now required to page a communications specialist via an intercom system next to the door.
Shuttle-U-Home provides transportation from the SU campus to the University Hill homes of SU students, faculty and staff. The service operates daily during the academic year from 8:15 p.m.-3:30 a.m. For a map of the Shuttle-U-Home route, which now includes Nob Hill and Greenwhich Manor apartments, visit http://publicsafety.syr.edu/services/SUhome.html.