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Parking and Transportation takes over security escort shuttle service from DPS

Parking and Transportation takes over security escort shuttle service from DPS

Syracuse University will shift responsibility for its Safety Escort Shuttle Services program starting Thursday, according to one SU press release. The parking and transport services staff will run and monitor the program in place of the Ministry of Public Security.

In February, former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch recommended that the SU move the security escort shuttle service away from DPS control independent consultant about the operation of the department.

Lynch said in her report that numerous students have complained about the accompanying shuttle service and that some officials would prefer to transfer responsibility for the shuttle to another department.

After a series of incidents related to prejudice on the SU campus in autumn 2019 and spring 2020 and the subsequent protests as part of the # NotAgainSU movement, Chancellor Kent Syverud asked Lynch to review the DPS’s handling of the situation and to provide guidance to the department.

Students have previously stressed the importance of a shuttle service on campus even if there is a change in management.

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Under Park and Transport Services, the program offers shuttle services every evening between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. as a secondary resource in the event that other modes of transport, such as the ‘Cuse Trolley and Centro buses, are not available.

Campus community members can call 315-443-7433 to access the security escort shuttle.

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