06 Oct Implement a Student Shuttle
We often think of shuttles as being the most practical alternative for functions with numbers of people, like sporting events, weddings, visitor center traffic, as well as work shuttles, too. However, they are also an awesome option when it goes to education as well.
University and college campuses differ from each other in layout, design and size. Campus buildings may be spread out in distance from each other, some areas may be zoned specifically for foot traffic, or the student body size may be so extensive that there’s not adequate parking. Here are some of the reasons we think using a shuttle will be a benefit to your campus community.
To begin with, it’s a great perk for the school. Many students don’t have their own car, so they bike, walk, or rely on carpooling with friends or roommates. However, even if you have your own car, that can present other challenges.Sometimes the parking situation on campus is limited at best, so you have to get there early and hope you get a spot, or park a fair distance away. But, if you implement a shuttle system, students can get directly to campus and not have to worry about arranging a ride or finding a place to park.
Sometimes there are parts of campus where the only road through is one lane each way, narrow, and there’s no room to expand it. Because of this, sometimes traffic is limited to campus vehicles, and other times it is closed off to vehicles completely, allowing for more green space and open to pedestrian traffic only. Shuttles are perfect for these specific scenarios. It’s easy to create a drop off location, providing a way for students to get directly onto campus without bringing the cars to campus, too.
Some student housing is a substantial distance from school. In location where this is the dilemma, shuttles are ideal. Scheduling a shuttle to get from those locations three or four times a day to get students to campus is a benefit for those who live further away.
Our coaches have bunches of storage space. Backpacks and coats aren’t the only things we can accommodate. Each coach boasts lots of undercarriage space in case students need to get things to campus that demand more room (stuff for presentations, for example, or an art project on a large canvas). In addition, a couple of our coaches have bike racks that make it handy for students to acquire a ride in the morning, and then bike home and unwind by the end of the day.
Great facilities! Who says a shuttle shouldn’t be cool, too? Our coaches have a plenty of extra perks that are geared for customer convenience, comfort, and satisfaction. Appropriately, we’ve got bathrooms aboard, power, WiFi, TV screens, an A/V system, and individual reading lights. Students can plug in and get work done on the laptop, or make use of the WiFi to browse social media sites on the way home. It’s simple to broadcast campus TV, news, and weather from the screens, or get a few more pages read before class tomorrow. And, need we tell you that all of this can happen while we do the driving?
Think about implementing a shuttle system for all of the above reasons if you’d like to simplify transportation around campus. It’s an excellent way to lessen traffic, provide a fantastic perk for your students, and create a quieter, more walk-friendly environment on campus, too. Contact us today to aid customize a shuttle solution for your school!