April 8, 2014

53rd Street shuttle adds new stops

Yesterday the 53rd Street Express shuttle debuted a modified route that adds three new stops and departs from Harper Court instead of Ellis Garage.

The shuttle will now stop at Ellis Avenue and East 53rd Street, East 60th Street and South Stony Island Avenue, and East 55th Street and South Lake Park Avenue in addition to its previous stops. The addition of these three stops was due to feedback from riders who listed those locations as high-traffic areas, according to University spokesman Jeremy Manier.

Manier said that the change in departure point for the shuttle from Ellis Garage to the Harper Court stop aimed to make the shuttle more convenient for those taking it to campus. Manier said the change “allows riders to arrive on campus in time to walk to most buildings by the top or bottom of the hour. It will arrive at Levi Hall [South Ellis Avenue and East 58th Street] at approximately 0:12 and 0:42 after the hour.” The shuttle will still wait for a few minutes at Ellis Garage, but wait time at that location has been cut down significantly.

The 53rd Street shuttle runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.