Published March 8, 2004; Category: ADMINISTRATION
As the College builds the Engineering Sciences Center (ESC) on the south side of Cummings Hall this spring, parking will be reduced in the area, and shuttle service will be enhanced to accommodate the needs of commuters who must park farther away from their offices or classes.
During construction of the building parking will be reduced by about half the current capacity of the lot adjacent to Cummings Hall, and when completed the lot will contain 149 spaces. In anticipation of parking reassignments, which will be announced later this spring, the College is enhancing the shuttle service, adding new routes and schedule changes that will take effect on Monday, March 22, the week after winter-term finals end for the College and Thayer School, and the week spring term starts at the Tuck School.
The Dartmouth-sponsored Dewey Parking Shuttle and the Hanover-sponsored Thompson Parking Shuttle will be replaced with a combined Dartmouth/Town Shuttle that will serve the needs of existing shuttle riders as well as new riders from Thayer and Tuck schools. The combined shuttle will run every 10 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the route will include service down Tuck Drive and link most points on campus and downtown with the peripheral parking lots north of Maynard Street and at Thompson Arena.
"This arrangement has been developed as part of the site plan submission and approval to build the ESC building," said Bill Barr, Director of Fiscal and Auxiliary Services. "Many months of talk and planning led up to this plan."
Parking Operations will send letters with details of the new parking requirements to Tuck and Thayer students, and commuters with tan and green permits when construction starts. Detailed maps of the new shuttle routes will be available on www.advancetransit.com by March 22. For more information call 646-2340.
By AMANDA WEATHERMAN
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