ND, SMC change shuttle company
Smaller seats and a different exterior are the first clues to changes that Saint Mary's and Notre Dame students will notice when they board the intercampus shuttles.
The explanation for these distinct changes in the shuttle's appearance is that Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College opted to change shuttle services for the current year. United Limo, which previously provided shuttle service, has been replaced with Transpo.
According to Keith Dennis, vice-president for finance and administration at Saint Mary's College, both companies submitted similar proposals for shuttle service, but Transpo offered a much lower fee.
Transpo is not new to Saint Mary's and Notre Dame. Providing a citywide bus service, a Transpo bus has frequented the Library circle and Saint Mary's Holy Cross circle on daily routes. Transpo also served as the Notre Dame and Saint Mary's shuttle in the eighties.
Although the shuttle companies have changed, there will be little change for students. The shuttle schedule is similar to last year's. The shuttle continues to run from its stops every half-hour during the day, and every hour at night. Additional stops have been added to facilitate Holy Cross College students.
Transpo stated that it will provide superior service to the campuses because of its location. Transpo headquarters are located close to Notre Dame and Saint Mary's. If any problems, such as a breakdown, occur, they can be easily remedied, according to the company.
All News Stories for Wednesday, September 8, 1999