Now Consider This: Credit WSU with being proactive on transportation

08/14/2014 7:04 PM

08/15/2014 12:04 AM

It seemed like Wichita State University president John Bardo was asking for trouble in sacrificing about 800 parking spaces to build a new dorm, among other changes on what had always been a car-focused campus. But as Shocker Hall opens and the semester begins, credit WSU with trying to be proactive in dealing with the new challenges, including adjustment to a permit-only parking system. The university has added a lot at 21st and Oliver to the parking at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 29th Street North and Oliver already served by its free WSU shuttle bus system, which started last August and now makes 13 campus stops. An on-demand shuttle will help some students and staff after hours. And starting Monday a Wichita Transit bus route will include four stops on campus. Still, getting used to the changes will take time and patience. – Rhonda Holman

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