Oct. 16, 2006
BY David Payne
Emory kicks off second Park-n-Ride shuttle service
Attention Emory commuters who travel past Northlake Mall or the LaVista Road exit of
I-285—the free Park-n-Ride shuttle service is now open and ready for business!
Emory’s second Park-n-Ride lot opened on Monday, Oct. 9 and approximately 25 commuters ventured on to the buses on its first day. Buses leave Northlake Mall at 5:45 a.m. and run approximately every half hour until 7:45 p.m., with reduced service midday. The 200-space section of the Northlake Mall parking lot near Macy’s is patrolled by security.
Emory’s first Park-n-Ride lot at North DeKalb Mall is already at two-thirds capacity after operating four months.
For more information on Emory’s Park-n-Ride service, visit www.ridecliff.org.
Turman demolition postponed to 2008
The demolition of the Turman Center residence halls, originally scheduled to begin next summer, will now begin in the summer of 2008.
The new lease on life for the Turman Center is not expected to affect the overall timeline of the Clifton Road Redevelopment Project, which is still undergoing scenario planning and schematic work to ensure the project is planned efficiently and effectively.
Maintaining Turman’s housing stock for another year will alleviate a potential graduate student housing crunch that was anticipated for the 2007–08 academic year. Other plans in the works should provide for first-rate graduate student housing by the beginning of the 2008–09 academic year, according to Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Mandl.