Inconvenient convenience

The schedule for the campus commuter shuttle in the summer semester is a joke. You are either leaving at the crack of dawn and arrive ridiculously early, or you are arriving late. If you miss the shuttle, even by two minutes, you are stuck waiting for two and a half hours for the next one. The infrequency of this service is both inconvenient and infuriating. With drivers who seem to enjoy leaving early from pick-up and lack the understanding of a speed limit, it’s a roll of the dice whether or not you will arrive at the given time. There are days where exams are scheduled but the shuttles don’t run. (Exams on a Saturday? Who thought of that and why do they hate us?) For a service that is supposed to save students time, money, and stress about commuting, it’s missing the mark. When you don’t drive, you don’t have a choice. At least the drivers are usually nice.

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