In an email sent to the Brandeis community on Wednesday Nov. 2, Student Union Secretary Ashna Kelkar ’24 outlined the Student Union’s schedule for shuttles to Boston Logan International Airport. Rides in these shuttles will be $5 per student each way, according to the email, and the cash-only sales will begin on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the SCC Box Office.
The Student Union announced there would be no shuttle to New York or New Jersey, which has been offered in previous years, according to a previous Brandeis Hoot article. In response to student confusion over the removal of New York and New Jersey Turkey Shuttles, the email explains that “due to a mass driver shortage in Massachusetts, we will be unable to provide those services this year.”
The Hoot also spoke with Peyton Gillespie ‘25—Student Union President—who explained that the Student Union did reach out to Joseph’s Limousine and Transportation—the company typically hired by the university for transportation needs. When Gillespie contacted the company about offering a shuttle from the university to New York and New Jersey they were told they could not because of the driver shortage. Gillespie wrote to The Hoot, “we decided to use the extra money we would’ve used for Turkey Shuttles in order to provide Logan Shuttles for both Thanksgiving and Winter breaks.”
The schedule for the new Boston Logan Shuttle Service for Thanksgiving break from Brandeis University is as follows: Nov. 22 departing campus at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Nov. 23 departing campus at 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Return shuttles from Boston Logan occur on Nov. 27 only and depart from the airport at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The schedule for the new shuttle service for winter break begins on Dec. 13 with one trip to the airport at 5 p.m. The next and final day of shuttles to the airport is Dec. 16, with shuttles departing from Brandeis at 8 a.m., 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Return shuttles to Brandeis after Winter break are on January 16 only with the shuttle departing from Logan Airport at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The email also outlined where students would board the shuttles, explaining that shuttles from Brandeis to the airport will board at admissions, and shuttles from the airport to Brandeis will board “downstairs, outside baggage claim near the orange ‘schedule buses’ sign.”