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Enhanced evening shuttle service

March 15, 2021

A Message from Dean Cooley

Copied to: DGSs, Chairs, Registrars
In this message: Campus transportation/nighttime shuttles update

Dear graduate students,

The ability to go safely from your laboratories, workspaces, and other spots on campus to your homes is of course, essential. The GSA has told me of your concerns about transportation, especially during evening hours. DGSs have also alerted me about the importance of safe transportation to accommodate schedules altered by the pandemic restrictions.

While door-to-door services continue to be suspended due to pandemic health protocols, I can share with you some good news about the increased availability of Orange, Blue and 333 Cedar Street Express nighttime shuttle services. My colleagues in Transit and Shuttle Bus Services have extended the days and service hours of these key routes.

As you may know, there are flex (to an address of your choice), fixed (designated stops) and combined flex and fixed routes – please note these designations as you make plans.

All routes will run 7 days a week from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. starting on March 20, 2021.

Orange Line:
Starts as fixed route with designated stops from 333 Cedar to Whitney/Canner. At Whitney/Canner it becomes flex service until Orange/Edward, returning to 333 Cedar. The last departure from 333 Cedar Street is at 12:30 a.m.

Blue Line:
Starts as fixed route with designated stops from 333 Cedar to Prospect/Sachem. Becomes flex service until all passengers have been taken to their destinations. From Whitney/Humphrey, becomes fixed again returning to 333 Cedar. The last departure from 333 Cedar Street is at 12:30 a.m.

333 Cedar Express (from Cedar to Elm Street):
Leaves 333 Cedar Street every half hour.

  • This is fully flex service.
  • Departures on the hour will go eastward to Elm Street.
  • Departures on the half-hour will go westward up to Elm Street.
  • The last departure is at 12:30 a.m.

To find more information about shuttle service and other transportation options on campus, and subscribe to receive announcements, visit the University’s parking and transportation webpage. Please pay particular attention to the Safe Riding Protocols as you make plans.

Please continue to share your thoughts and concerns with your GSA reps. I meet with Meaghan McGeary and the GSA steering committee regularly and respond as quickly as possible to any they bring to me.

I hope you will continue to look after yourselves and each other as the weather warms and daylight time lengthens.

Sincerely,
Lynn Cooley

Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics
Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology