November 20, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BUSU & NCT “Drive” Students to Study Late On Campus
The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) today announced a continued partnership with Niagara Classic Transport (NCT) that will see students have a safe, reliable and free mode of transportation home from Brock University during the December exam period.
The BUSU Drive Home program will operate an “after regular transit hours” shuttle service for students who have exams ending past regular transit hours as well as students utilizing many of the on-campus the late night study options Brock has to offer.
The Drive Home Program will begin operation on December 6, 2013 and will run Monday to Saturday each night until December 17. There will be no service on Sundays. The program will operate after regular St. Catharines & Thorold transit service hours and will allow students to remain on campus studying. The Drive Home Program will operate on a “loop” system for St. Catharines & Thorold.
The Thorold loop will pick up at Brock at 11:30pm, 12:45am, and 2:00am. St. Catharines will run at 12:00am, 1:15am and 2:30am. The program will have a total 26 available drop points, 11 in St. Catharines and 15 in Thorold. For full route details and schedules students are asked to visit www.brockbusu.ca/drivehome.
The Drive Home Program was launched by BUSU with the help of NCT as a pilot project in December 2011. Since then, the program, routes and times have expanded each year based on increased demand and better understanding of students needs with the program. In 2012 BUSU saw record numbers for the program with 217 drops in December and 375 in April. Since the launch BUSU and NCT have been able to take 929 students home after regular transit hours.
Students wishing to utilize the Drive Home Program are asked to visit www.brockbusu.ca/drivehome, pre-book their seat and arrive at the front of the Schmon Tower five (5) minutes before their desired pick-up time.
BUSU has published the routes and times for the Drive Home program on www.brockbusu.ca/drivehome, in the Learning Commons and many other areas of Brock University.
– – – – – – – – – – – – –
For more information on the BUSU Drive Home Program or any media related inquiries, please contact Chris Green, Manager, Marketing and Communications ([email protected])
The Brock University Students’ Union was established in 1970, and is a not-for-profit student organization, representing approximately 18,000 undergraduate students.