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University offers expanded shuttle service

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September 6, 2013

Complimentary off-campus shuttle service at Brandeis University is changing and expanding significantly this year, as a result of the University’s decision to hire a new shuttle service provider.

The Student Union and Finance Board collaborated with Brandeis Department of Public Safety to look into expanded shuttle service last year, and their efforts to fund extended hours have come to fruition.

Joseph’s Limousine and Transportation is replacing the Crystal Shuttle as Brandeis’ provider of free transportation into Waltham during the week and to Boston on the weekends.

Beginning Sept. 13, hours will be extended for the Boston/Cambridge shuttles. Shuttles will now leave campus several hours earlier, at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 9 a.m. on Sundays. This allows for an earlier arrival into Boston or Cambridge, to enjoy Boston during the day—a decision made by students in a survey, who wrote that more access to the city would be useful and good for leisure.

In addition, Brandeis has added a new shuttle route to the Riverside train station in Newton, which will be of use to students who commute from Riverside for weekday internships in downtown Boston. The Riverside shuttle will run on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and will pick students up every twenty minutes from the Rabb bus stop, running from 2 to 5 p.m. This addition is the result of a test shuttle two years ago, which was well received by the student body.

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