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ODU Launches Neighborhood Shuttle Service

Old Dominion University has launched shuttle service for students, faculty and staff who live in the Highland Park and Lambert's Point neighborhoods to get to and from the campus.

The service, which started Jan. 12, will run approximately every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. seven days a week. Riders must present their Old Dominion University ID card to board the shuttle.

The Lambert's Point shuttle will start in Lot 20 in front of the Perry Library and make stops at 39th and 41st streets at Bowdens Ferry Road; 41st and 39th streets at Bluestone Avenue; 39th, 40th, and 41st streets at Elkhorn Avenue; 41st, 40th and 39th streets at Parker Avenue; 39th and 41st streets at Powhatan Avenue; at the new Recreation Center on Powhatan Avenue; and at Webb Center on 49th Street, before ending in Lot 20 at the Perry Library. (See attached map.)

The Highland Park shuttle will also begin in Lot 20 in front of the Perry Library. It will make stops at 38th Street and Killam Avenue; mid-block on 38th Street between Killam and Colley avenues; 38th Street and Colley Avenue in front of the Post Office; 43rd Street and Colley Avenue; mid-block on 43rd Street between Colley and Killam avenues; 43rd Street and Killam Avenue; Killam Avenue between 46th and 47th streets; and 49th Street and Killam Avenue, before ending in Lot 20 at the Perry Library. (See attached map.)

More information about all of the university's shuttle services, including route maps, real-time bus arrival schedules and mobile phone access to information, can be found online at http://www.ODUTransit.com.

Additionally, the university has reinstated its Courtesy Van program.

Manned by university police officers, the program is offered to students for safe transportation within a one-mile radius of the campus from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Students who are in need of the Courtesy Van service should call 683-4000 during operating hours to schedule a pick up. ODU identification is required.

Because the program is designed to safely transport students to and from the larger campus vicinity in circumstances when walking to a shuttle bus stop or driving is not feasible or a student's safety is compromised, the van will not transport students outside of the one-mile radius.

This article was posted on: January 16, 2009

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