The Department of Transportation and Parking at Boston College added the Parish of St. Ignatius of Loyola as a shuttle stop on the Newton line last week. This new addition to the Newton route seems to pay homage to the BC Shuttle Bus service’s behavioral guidelines: to provide students with a safe space whilst they wait for the shuttle, to ensure a safe trip on the shuttle, and to guarantee reliable service.
“In the past, we would have the main gate as a stop only in the area and would find ourselves dropping students there in inclement weather,” commented John Savino, the Transportation and Parking Manager of Boston College Transportation and Parking Services. “Many students found themselves waiting for the bus to take a U-turn before boarding, so we added the St. Ignatius stop to make it more convenient for students to travel where they need to go.”
The addition of the St. Ignatius stop to the Newton shuttle route also provides an effective way for students to access the office of University Health Services, located at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue.
Savino, in discussing the utility of the St. Ignatius stop, underscored the significance of the ease-of-travel facilitated by the provision of the new destination: “We really wanted to make sure that students were able to travel safely in light of inclement weather conditions, and the new stop helps to make this much more convenient.”