New Fourth Street Bus Route Plan to Increase Student Safety
A new bus route geared toward Texas Tech University students living along and north of Fourth Street should help them navigate highway construction.
"Student safety is our highest priority," said Taylor Hutcherson, Student Government Association external vice president. "For students walking to class, the Marsha Sharp Freeway construction makes crossing Fourth Street a dangerous proposition. By adding the new bus route we hope to give students a safer alternative to get to class."
The bus route, called the Construction Route to avoid confusion with existing routes, will run clockwise with four stops at Heritage Apartments, Sierra Crossing Apartments, Savoy Apartments and in the C-1 commuter lot west of Jones AT&T Stadium. From the C-1 lot students may then get on the Red Raider Route or the Double T Route to get anywhere on campus.
The Construction Route will operate until pedestrian bridges across the Marsha Sharp Freeway are completed in late spring. Service begins Wednesday (Jan. 9) the first class day of the spring semester. Busses will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., passing each stop every 20 minutes.
The Student Government Association is responsible for negotiating student bus service with Citibus. Funding for the temporary route is coming from budget surpluses and from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
For questions or more information, contact the Student Government Association office at (806) 742-3631.
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The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. (Source: CNN)
The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico...
The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.