Occupancy limit now enforced for free shuttle
October 22, 2008 7:50 PM
A maximum capacity limit is now being enforced on the SF State free shuttle that runs between campus, University Park North and the Daly City BART station, according to university police.
The shuttles are to hold 33 passengers, 28 sitting and five standing, per shuttle trip, according to the chief of police’s office. The limit to the number of passengers on the shuttle is meant to comply with the “weight capacity of the shuttles to maintain public safety.”
“That’s about how many people can fit comfortably on the shuttle anyways,” shuttle rider Melanie Kemp, a senior from Daly City, said.
Chief Kirk Gaston of the University Police Department said via e-mail that the maximum capacity was imposed on Wednesday “to decrease the wear and tear of the shuttles and to decrease the breakdowns of the suspension, tires and brakes.”
“It could be a little harder because we have to wait longer,” freshman Russell Rivera said as he waited in line for the shuttle at the top of campus. “But, it comes every five minutes or so, so it’s okay.”
Students that ride the SF State shuttle also have the option of riding the SF Muni via the 28 bus, to and from the Daly City BART station.
“I usually will only take the bus if it comes first,” Kemp said.
The SF State free shuttle runs every 10 to 15 minutes Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and on Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
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