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New bus line added to campus

New bus line added to campus

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018

The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS), has added a new bus line to run on USI’s campus. The new White line is the third bus line on campus and will run simultaneously with the Blue and Red lines from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service for the new line began on October 1. “It’s been ...

Transportation troubles

Transportation troubles

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Transportation is not as easy as it may seem for some students on campus. Many students are not comfortable with driving or simply do not have a car. It is even more difficult for international students who are traveling abroad in the United States and do not have a U.S. license. Loc Duong, a stud...

Campus bus driver missed, celebrated

Campus bus driver missed, celebrated

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 26, 2017

Christy Gretencord said she felt the heart of the university was missing the first weeks of school. James Putnam, university bus driver, was missing the first three weeks of school due to a car accident injury. The waves and fistbumps he was notorious for were gone, leaving the university feeling empty. “It was the ...

DoubleMap leaves students un-appy

Armon Siadat

September 17, 2014

The DoubleMap bus tracking app has left many students unhappy, causing several to uninstall the app and take their chances at the bus stop. DoubleMap, an application for iPhone or Android devices, tracks the campus shuttles’ locations in real-time. Offered through a partnership between USI and...

County OKs funding

James Vaughn

February 25, 2014

The Vanderburgh County Commissioners approved funding to pay USI’s lifeguards during Burdette Park’s lifeguard training April 13, at the Physical Activities Center Pool. The university will waive the rental fee, as it’s done the past few years. But the county is responsible for the $7.50 an...

Students track shuttles with smartphone app

Jessica Stallings

November 30, 2013

Students know exactly where the campus shuttles are thanks to a smartphone app and a partnership between the university and Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS). The DoubleMap app can be downloaded for free on Apple and Android devices. It is also available online at for PCs,...

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