Observer Viewpoint | Monday, February 4, 2008
Many students rely on the Transpo trolley to get from Notre Dame to Saint Mary’s College. Personally, I don’t care how late it’s running when it’s transporting partying girls on weekends, but I rely on it for class, and I know many others do as well. I understand that inclement weather can cause delays, but in recent weeks the trolley has become completely unpredictable. It might stop at Regina Hall at 8:40 a.m., or it might be there at 8:59 a.m.(as was the case this past week). Both Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s are largely pedestrian campuses with notoriously inconvenient parking. Since no pay service (other than a taxi) exists to transport students between campuses for class, I believe it is the responsibility of the schools to ensure that some semblance of a schedule is maintained. I’d be willing to pay 50 cents per ride if I knew the trolley would get me to class on time. I know many students, Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame alike, who feel the same way. Come on, Transpo. Get it together.