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Parking and Transportation Services Announces Changes to Shuttle Offerings
[Editor’s note, Feb. 2, 2023: This story has been updated to reflect changes to the shuttle service, now including a stop at the Warehouse.]
After a two-week test period, the Office of Parking and Transportation Services has permanently added a Euclid loop late-night shuttle service to its schedule. The shuttle, which will travel a fixed route along the Euclid and Westcott corridors, with a stop at the Warehouse, will run from 7:45 p.m. to 3:15 a.m. seven days a week beginning on Monday, Jan. 30.
The office added the shuttle after examining its data from fall 2022 safety escort service requests. Parking and Transportation Services staff noticed that a significant number of rides requested through the safety escort service were students traveling from campus to the Westcott neighborhood, and plotting those destinations on a map produced a rough outline of the new shuttle’s route.
Through two weeks of operation, the shuttle has proven to be extremely popular, according to Parking and Transportation’s ridership data. It has averaged between 100 and 200 riders per night, and students have appreciated a regularly-scheduled route from campus to the East Neighborhood. The shuttle, which runs about every half hour, also includes stops at Syracuse Stage, the intersection of South Crouse Avenue and East Genesee Street and the corner of Westcott Street and East Genesee Street. More information, including the shuttle’s schedule and map, are available on the Parking and Transportation Services website.
Parking and Transportation Services hopes that the introduction of the shuttle will alleviate the demand on its safety escort service, which can be overwhelmed with requests right at 8 p.m., driving up wait times that linger until the early morning hours. Additional measures, including instituting temporary bans on users who frequently cancel or fail to appear for their ride, have also been put into place for the Spring 2023 semester in an effort to decrease wait times for all users of the safety escort service.
While the Warehouse shuttle will continue to run on its usual route and schedule during the daytime hours, after 7:45 p.m., students, staff or faculty wishing to travel to or from the Warehouse can access the Euclid loop. The Warehouse shuttle (Centro Route #SU443) will have its final pick-up at the Warehouse at 7:43 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 7:48 p.m. on the weekends. The Euclid loop will then be available to commuters at the Warehouse.