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SGA executives re-work shuttle route

By molly boes
On August 23, 2012

Over the summer, the Student Government Association executives,
Seth Walsh, Kristin Sanfilippo and Matt Morefield, began working on the platform they designed before stepping into office. The items varied from improving the shuttle system
to expanding dining hours on campus, and the executives have reached some milestones but still are working on completing
their platform.
An issue that has appeared on previous platforms as well as the current platform was the shuttle system and how to make it more effective and increase its use.
From 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, a shuttle alternates
between two routes, a Norwood route including stops on Mentor Ave., Montgomery Road and Wayland Ave. and a route to Surrey Square Kroger. The Norwood route is also run from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, alternating
with a route including stops at the corner of Dana Ave. and Woodburn Ave., the corner of Dana Ave. and Trimble Ave. and at Xavier's south lot.
There is also a shopping shuttle
every Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. that has stops at Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, Target and Kenwood Towne Center as well as an entertainment shuttle that runs from 6 p.m. to midnight every Saturday and has stops in Over the Rhine, the Banks and Newport on the Levee.
The shuttle will also be able to be tracked both online and through a smart phone application
through Double Map.
Another item from that has been addressed by the executives
is dining hours on campus. The executives have arranged to enable students to utilize a meal swipe at the X-Spot in Conaton Learning Commons between 7 and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hot breakfast will also now be served on the weekends starting at 9 a.m. as opposed to the original 11 a.m.
An alternative to documentation
fines has also been developed.
For a student's first offense,
they will be offered the opportunity to do service at selected sites instead of paying a fine. If the students does not complete the number of necessary
hours within the allotted amount of time, the student will be required to pay the original fine along with an additional fee.
The last key item that has been addressed over the summer is putting lights on Park Field. Students use these fields for both intramural sports and recreation and the field is currently without
lighting. The executives have been working with the Cincinnati Park Board and the Community Building Institute and are actively
working to make it possible to install the lights with the current contract that is held with the city. The executives are also collecting
signatures for a petition to have the lights installed.
The executives
have also made progress on other items over the course of the summer and their progress can be observed on the Student Government Association website
under their platform.

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