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    Shuttle bus not for all students

    Queens College’s shuttle bus, popular among students, is under scrutiny for its failure to accommodate students with disabilities. This failure to provide special services to students is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA, passed in 1990, forbids discrimination against disabled people with work, life, school and transportation. One section highlights reasonable accommodation to the disabled, unless it creates “an undue financial burden on the public entity.” This includes places like QC. Many students use the shuttle bus that provides service for students, faculty and staff. One bus leaves from the campus to Jamaica, while another goes to Flushing. Moreover, the Flushing bus offers a quick path from Queens Hall to the Student Union. Ahsanul…

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    MTA Brings A New Change—Select Bus Service

    The Q44 underwent a change Nov. 29 after running on the Select Bus Service, which certainly affects Queens College. First introduced in 2008, the Select Bus Service program is different than a local or Limited Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus. It includes vending machines at each stop, a new bus layout, a quicker route and more. Riders at the machines are given a receipt, which officer Fawaiz Clemons from Public Safety said must be held. “There are undercover inspectors to check upon you. If you don’t have the receipt, you get fined a $100,” Clemons said. QC’s Shuttle Bus to Jamaica was relocated to 146th Street and Jamaica Avenue in response…

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    Majority of Students Satisfied with Shuttle Bus Service

    The fall semester is coming to an end and students have mostly good reviews about Queens College’s new shuttle bus services. Based on the students’ responses, QC’s new shuttle service did a great job bringing students to and from the major transfer points, Flushing Main Street and Jamaica Station. Many students feel the new service has helped them reach their destination more swiftly than their previous mode of transportation: the MTA. Some students feel the transportation service has lost some of its efficiency pertaining to arrival time, causing students to arrive late to class. Sheryl Bisono takes the Jamaica shuttle bus and says when the shuttle bus arrives late it…

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    Queens College gets new shuttle buses

    Just last semester, Student Association and Student Life worked hard to get 2,000 signatures for the shuttle bus initiative to make the life of commuter students a little. On the first day of school, Queens College introduced their new shuttle buses to the public. Now, instead of waiting for the MTA buses, students also have the option of taking the shuttle bus. The idea has been around for many years. In the past, the Student Association, Student Life and many faculty members have proposed it, but the Vice President of Finance William Keller championed the most recent effort, Dean of Students John Andrejack said. “This is a great initiative that student life has for commuter students…

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    New shuttle bus petition deadline extended

    Queens College extended the goal of 2,000 signatures from students for the implementation of shuttle buses from March 17 to April 6. Already receiving more than 1,000 signatures, the shuttle bus will make stops at the Main Street and Jamaica stations, as well as Queens Hall. “While offering shuttle bus service has been under discussion for at least six years, vice president Bill Keller took the lead on this initiative. He met with student leaders and myself and really got the ball rolling,” dean of students, Dr. John Andrejack said. The Office of Student Life sent out an email on March 10, but the deadline has been extended to April…