Syracuse University and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) today announced they have signed a first-of-its-kind agreement, creating an alliance designed to connect institutions, students-athletes, staff and alumni. The 10-year partnership, which is already underway, creates multiple opportunities for collaboration between…
’Cuse Trolleys Make Their Campus Debut, Expand Shuttle Routes
Four trolleys purchased by the Division of Business, Finance and Administrative Services (BFAS) have begun crisscrossing the Syracuse University campus, providing expanded shuttle coverage to the campus community.
The trolleys, which can accommodate 22 people, were selected for their reliability, size and modern accessibility features, including air-suspension for kneeling, ramps and low floors.
The new vehicles are covering the routes previously operated by Birnie Bus, including the Quad Shuttle, the Warehouse Express, the Late Night Orange Express and the Euclid Shuttle route. By insourcing the service, the Office of Parking and Transit Services has been able to adjust and expand the routes the trolleys will run. In particular, the old Quad Shuttle route has been expanded and split into two routes—known as ’Cuse Trolley Blue Loop and ’Cuse Trolley Orange Loop. The routes are run continuously between 6:20 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. and cover campus and near-campus areas.
Trolley routes and schedules may be found on the Parking and Transit Services website. Trolley use is free for anyone with a Syracuse University or SUNY-ESF I.D. As the shuttles gain ridership, Parking and Transit Services will adjust the routes the trolleys take in response to community feedback.
The addition of the trolleys is the latest in a series of improvements undertaken by Parking and Transit Services to enhance campus transportation options based on input from students, faculty and staff.
“It is exciting to be involved with the launch of ’Cuse Trolley, our in-house transportation service,” says Parking and Transit Services Director Joseph Carfi. “This will enhance not only the student experience, but the faculty, staff and visitor experience as well. Those of us involved in this project believe it is a great opportunity for us to create a better transportation experience on the Syracuse University campus.”