December 9, 2015 - 3:55pm
Centro driver Mickey Mahan says his job provides him with inspiration and practice to be a poet.

Centro bus driver Mickey Mahan recites his poems while he drives the Route 344 bus from Syracuse University’s South Campus to the main campus every morning. He adopted his nickname, “The Flying Busman,” from “The Flying Dutchman,” a folklore about a ghost ship that sailed the ocean forever.

Mahan describes his job as a perfect fit for him because it provides him with inspiration and the space to practice his poetry. The city view gives him ideas about poetry, and he writes poems when his bus stops.

June 13, 2013 - 1:29am
A $45 million phase of the initiative to connect SU's campus with downtown Syracuse starts this summer with a target Fall 2015 completion date.

Summer is here and that means construction season has kicked off once again at the seemingly desolate Syracuse University campus.

Graduation has sent the Class of 2013 into new jobs and opportunities, while many undergraduates have returned home.

The SU Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development is looking to take advantage of this quiet period to launch the recently announced phases two and three of the Connective Corridor.

December 14, 2012 - 11:54am
Some find the times listed on the campus bus schedule are inaccurate and unreliable.

When Primavera Vasquez first took the Centro bus last year, she was instantly struck by the discrepancy between the times listed on the bus schedule and the bus’ actual arrival time.

“I’m from New York City, so I’m used to the bus schedule, but it’s just that the times don’t always match with the bus, especially if you’re going to the mall on a regular weekday,” Vasquez, an international relations junior, said.

November 8, 2011 - 5:28pm
Parking and Transit Services did away with printed schedules now has all their schedules online.

Students and faculty looking for campus bus schedules need not look further than the palms of their hands.

This semester, Syracuse University Parking and Transit Services decided to go paperless, doing away with 13,000 printed bus schedules.

“This was huge for us,” said manager Scot Vanderpool in an email. The schedules can now be found on the SU Parking and Transit Service’s website in PDF form, giving students and faculty the option to print the schedule themselves or pull it up on their mobile phones.