Parking, campus shuttles, escort services expand services

2/8/2008 - By: Natalie Savidge

Starting Feb. 7, students, faculty and staff have access to expanded transportation services, including extended hours, more vehicles and faster service.

Extended Shuttle Hours

Beginning Feb. 7 and continuing through the remainder of the Spring 2008 semester, the main campus shuttle service will extend operations until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Additional Shuttle Route

Also beginning Feb. 7 and continuing through the semester, a new shuttle route has been added to increase the overall capacity of campus transportation services during peak evening hours. A 15-passenger shuttle van will expand the current shuttle coverage area and begin service to residence halls and sorority and fraternity houses from 5 to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

  • Shuttle Van Pick-up Locations:
  • Joe Crowley Student Union
  • Fitzgerald Student Services Building
  • Virginia Street Gymnasium
  • To the following new stops:
  • Ninth and Sierra Street for sorority/fraternity students
  • Artemesia Way for residence hall students

Late-Afternoon and Evening Parking Alternatives

Another new safety initiative in place through March 21 is the opportunity for parking permit holders to park after 3:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • The Silver #11 zone (Whalen Parking Complex)
  • The Silver #8 zone (east of the Agriculture and Engineering Buildings)
  • The meters located west of the Joe Crowley Student Union building

During spring break (March 22-30), construction of the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center will begin. The project will eliminate parking access to the Silver #8 zone and require those permit holders to park in the Silver #11 zone.

For more information, contact the Parking and Transportation Services Department at 784-4654.

Further Improvements to Escort Service

Due to an abundance of calls and increased demand, a second dispatcher has been added and the Associated Students of the University of Nevada will develop a Walking Escort Volunteer Program. For more information on these volunteer opportunities, contact Campus Escort Services at 742-6808.

Currently, the motorized escort service runs approximately one hour past the Joe Crowley Student Union’s operating hours. Rides are available from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday and until 3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. The service is not offered when the campus is closed for legal holidays.

University Police Services encourages you to schedule a ride with Campus Escort Services by calling 742-6808. If callers ever experience a busy signal or answering machine, they are asked to be patient and call back as soon as possible.
University Police Services also provides around-the-clock safety escorts. Call the non-emergency dispatch line at 334-2677(COPS) and ask that an officer respond to your location.

Personal Safety Tips

Safety starts with personal choices and practices. The best way to stay safe is to be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. Remember the following safety tips:

  • If you know you are going to be studying and or working late on campus, plan ahead as to how you will get home safely.
  • Never walk alone at night. Walk in groups of people or have a friend walk with you or meet you at a location from which the two of you can walk safely.
  • Remember to lock doors and windows.

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