Emory Report
April 20, 2009
Volume 61, Number 28


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April 20
, 2009
Cliff routes, schedules changing

By David Payne

Emory will make adjust-ments to some of its Cliff shuttle schedules and routes starting after Commencement in May, and in June. While shuttle routes and service levels are reviewed and adjusted periodically, this year Emory will make more significant changes based on both a careful review of ridership utilization and budget reductions for transportation services.

These changes may include a reduction of route frequency, or the consolidation of select shuttle routes where similar alternative routing exists. In some cases, schedule frequency will be increased.

“Our goal is to maintain the appropriate service levels within the available resource framework, focusing our resources on those routes with the highest ridership or which provide necessary campus connectivity,” says Lisa Underwood, associate vice president, Transportation and Parking Services (TPS). “We understand that each route and trip is important and we appreciate the patience of our passengers as we align shuttle service with current budget realities.”

TPS is focused on providing faculty, staff, students, patients and visitors with safe, reliable, and efficient transportation services.

Emory remains committed to providing quality shuttle services as effectively and efficiently as possible. For faculty, staff, and students who want to save money on commuting and wish to choose a more environmentally friendly option for their commute, Cliff shuttles continue to be a great commute option.

Key changes to Cliff shuttle service

Northlake and North DeKalb Mall Park-n-Rides (effective May 18)
The Northlake Mall Park-n-Ride will be closed and commuters will be directed to the North DeKalb Mall Park-n-Ride. Currently the shuttles for both of these Park-n-Rides follow similar routes with many of the same stops. Shuttle frequency will be increased from the North DeKalb Mall site.

South DeKalb Mall Park-n-Ride (effective May 18)
The South DeKalb Mall Park-n-Ride will discontinue the 9:35 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. departures to campus. There are no current changes planned to the afternoon schedule.

‘A’ Route (effective May 18)
Current service on the main Druid Hills campus will be discontinued. Shuttles will continue to run, with more frequency, directly between Wesley Woods and Woodruff Circle along Clifton Road.

‘B’ Route (effective June 1)
Service will be added to accommodate Campus Crossings Apartments, the new graduate housing complex on Briarcliff Road. This route will provide increased service inbound to campus along Clifton Road.

‘D’ Route (effective May 18)
Service on the Druid Hills campus circulation route will continue unchanged during peak hours (before 9 a.m.; after 3:30 p.m.) but reduce to four trips per hour off-peak (9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.).

Evening Campus Circulation Consolidation involving Peavine, Clairmont, Woodruff Circle
(effective May 18)
Evening service (after 8 p.m.) that connects Clairmont, Woodruff Circle and
Peavine will operate on one consolidated route. This route will operate at least four times per hour and will serve Clairmont Campus, Emory Healthcare locations, and key student destinations like Eagle Row and WoodPEC more directly.

CCTMA Route between Clifton Road and downtown Decatur (effective May 18)
Service will continue unchanged during peak hours (before 10 a.m.; after 3 p.m.) but reduced to one trip per hour off-peak (10 a.m.–3 p.m.).

Check www.transportation.emory.edu for full details.