Parking and Transit Services

December 1, 2011 - 12:04am
Students and faculty are utilizing Zipcars a lot more than when they first arrived on campus, which is not only better for the environment, but it's economical, too.

You may have places to be and things to do, but you don’t necessarily have to have your own car (or a Centro pass) to do them.

In the past 18 months, the number of people registered for Syracuse’s Zipcars car sharing program tripled, bringing the number of members up to 1,150. Of that group, 1,077 are students.

Rick Martin of SU’s Department of Sustainability attributes the success to people catching onto the idea that they can use the Zipcars and not necessarily have to depend on having cars of their own on campus, whether it’s students, faculty or staff.

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.