If you actually read last week’s email from UCS President Anthony White ’13, you might know that beginning this summer, SafeRIDE will be replaced by a new shuttle system. We all have fond memories of SafeRIDE, befriending people we never saw again or hopping in the van for two blocks just because it was way too cold. Now we have a prime opportunity to leave our mark and create new memories with a new fleet of shuttles: by giving them a name.
The UCS poll to rename SafeRIDE closes this Thursday at noon, so if you’re bursting with ideas, now is the time to submit them. That said, we here at BlogDH are endorsing the name Bear Force One (with the exception of one writer who favors a name too ridiculous to print). The more people who send it in, the more presidential our late night
drunken rides home from Wriston the Rock can be.
If you haven’t noticed the signs announcing SafeRIDE text updates proudly hanging at each SafeRIDE stop, you’re behind on SafeRIDE’s exciting new user-friendly features. Starting with a new texting service installed in August that lets you know the ETA of the next shuttle according to your location, SafeRIDE is in the process of improving services to students after a review by the Transportation Office.
What began with texting continued with “a new online real-time shuttle tracking system powered by Ride System servicing both Brown Med/Downcity (daytime) and the Brown Campus Shuttle (evening),” available both online and on your phone. You know what that means— there’s literally an app for SafeRIDE. But wait, there’s more. SafeRIDE will now tweet updates about their shuttle locations and other cool new additions.
And for those of you that use the SafeRIDE On Call service, you can now request a ride online. Snaps to SafeRIDE for keeping up with the Internet generation.