Facilities and Transportation Committee
The facilities and transportation committee deals with all issues and complaints regarding facilities and transportation on campus.
The committee works with all buildings on campus with the exception of:
- Residence halls
- Dining halls
- The wellness center
- Campus safety offices/structures
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do the Cudahy Library doors remain closed?
According to the Associate Dean of the Library, Fred Barnhart, they evaluated the benefits and drawbacks of a single entrance and came to the conclusion that it is more secure to maintain a single entrance, but also provides opportunities for service efficiency, along with a more aesthetically pleasing main entrance to the University Libraries at the Lake Shore Campus. The single entrance also minimizes the impact of foot traffic on the Cudahy Library and providing a better research and study environment in the Cudahy Library. Since the IC entrance is also in a more central location, access is improved from other buildings on campus, to the El station, and to the north side of campus.
Why can’t the shuttles leave the Lakeshore Campus when they are full?
Because the shuttles are not allowed to wait at the Water Tower Campus downtown (per Chicago law), the shuttles always arrive at the Water Tower Campus, unload, load, and leave right away. If the shuttles were to stand at the Water Tower Campus for any more than a few minutes, they would be told to move by the police or Loyola could possibly be ticketed. As a result of this, shuttles need to run on a schedule so that only one shuttle arrives at the downtown campus at a time and can leave with a full load of passengers quickly. We know that it can be frustrating to see a full shuttle sitting for ten minutes waiting to leave, but this is the only way that Loyola can avoid possibly stiff fines and keep a regular schedule departing from the Water Tower Campus. We however are working with Transportation to determine if there is a more effective way to make the schedule more efficient.
For more information about the Facilities and Transportation Committee or to get involved, please contact the Chair, Kathleen Meradith, at email@example.com.
The Latest News from the Facilities and Transportation Committee:
1. GPS Tracking/Campus Transportation
a. There will be a meeting next week to hear presentations by the two current competing vendors for transportation contracts, MV Transit and Free Enterprise, to determine with whom Loyola signs the next transportation contract. (James, Kristen, and Kathleen will be there)
b. Two potentially competing GPS providers, TransLoc and Double Map.
a. No submissions!!
b. How do we get people?!? (More in Mundelein, Fine Arts Annex)
3. 3D Relief
a. We are looking for sculptors to potentially draw up designs.
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For a full list of member information, please reference the committee section of the 2013-2014 Fall Member Directory.