DoCS Announces New Shuttle Hours, Routes, Safety Measures

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Getting off campus is now even easier with the changes to the campus shuttle system in place this Fall.

 

“You asked for it, you got it,” said Chief Michael Webster, director of the Department of Campus Safety (DoCS).

 

He referred to last year’s Campus 411 that centered around the relationship between McDaniel College and the Westminster community.  The idea for later shuttle hours and more shuttle destinations was student generated at this meeting.

 

Chief Webster explained that the shuttle that used to be used primarily for shopping will now include more opportunities for entertainment.

 

Central to this is the new stop at the Shady Grove Metro station, which will take students to Washington, D.C.  The weekend shuttle will now run on Fridays and Saturdays until 2 AM, and Sundays until 11 AM. For the full schedule, see below or pick up a pamphlet from the Campus Safety office, located in Winslow Center.

 

To ride the shuttle, students must bring their student ID card. Students are also allowed to bring one guest, who must also bring identification. Shuttle use is free to both McDaniel students and their guests, but operates on a first come, first served basis limited to the first 10 people to arrive.

 

For student safety, the shuttle van will now be recorded, explained Chief Webster.  The shuttle service is also not allowing open containers (i.e. no alcohol).

 

Another big change this year was the decision to pick up students from the airport at the beginning of the school year on Saturday and Sunday.  While airport shuttles have run in the past during breaks and between semesters, they have never before operated at the beginning of the year.  Non-Maryland residents were informed of this via e-mail earlier in the year.

 

To make an airport shuttle reservation, go to the My.McDaniel.edu Portal.

 

 

McDaniel Weekend Shuttle Service Schedule (courtesy Ann Campbell)

 

Friday

10:30 AM Shady Grove

1 PM Westmintser and Owings Mills

3 PM Westminster

4 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

5 PM Shady Grove

6 PM Westminster

Driver Changeover

7PM Westminster and Owings Mills

9 PM Westminster

10 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

12 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

2 AM Westminster and Shady Grove

 

Saturday

10:30 AM Shady Grove

1 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

3 PM Westminster

4 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

5 PM Shady Grove

6 PM Westminster

Driver Changeover

7PM Westminster and Owings Mills

9 PM Westminster

10 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

12 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

2 AM Westminster and Shady Grove

 

Sunday

10:30 AM Shady Grove

12 PM Westminster

1 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

3 PM Westminster

4 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

5 PM Shady Grove

Driver Changeover

6 PM Westminster

7 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

9 PM Westminster and Owings Mills

11 PM Shady Grove

 

Metro schedules are available at campus safety or online at www.wmata.com.

 

Westminster Stops

Safeway

Denny’s/Michaels

Walmart

Food Lion

Town Mall Food Court

Giant/Staples

Target

Green Turtle

Kohl’s

Shopper’s/Big Lots

Maggie’s/East Main Street

Johanssen’s/West Main Street

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