Northwestern adds four supplemental shuttles

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

Following student criticism of the unreliability of Northwestern’s shuttle system, particularly during winter months, the University has added four supplemental shuttles.

With temperatures forecasted to remain below zero through much of the next two days, NU announced Monday it has ordered additional shuttles for the Frostbite Sheridan, Frostbite Express, Evanston Loop and Campus Loop shuttle routes. The new shuttles will run “approximately 15 minutes” behind the current routes, which previously ran every 30 to 35 minutes.

In a Letter to the Editor on Sunday night, four top Associated Student Government officials wrote they were “deeply concerned by what appears to be the University’s increasing reliance on the Frostbite shuttle to transport students safely between classes and meetings in extreme weather.”

(Letter to the Editor: The cold reality of the Frostbite Shuttle)

Although Chicago Public Schools, Evanston Township High School and District 65 schools closed Monday, NU remained open, as did other area colleges DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago and the University of Chicago.

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