College at Brockport cancels bus route
Updated: Friday, April 4 2014, 06:47 PM EDT
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The College at Brockport has discontinued the weekend late night shuttle for students going to the Village this week.
It was discontinued because of concerns with student behavior.
The College sent an email to students saying it was due to the “ongoing dangerous and injurious behavior by a large number of students.”
"Unfortunately we had to discontinue it due to some behavioral concerns, and we no longer felt like we were able to offer the routes safely,” said John Follaco, College Spokesperson.
The shuttle ran Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 9 pm and 3 am. Students call it the “drunk bus” because many of them ride it to get to the bars in the Village.
“By getting rid of this bus you're encouraging students to get behind the wheel of a car,” said David Babb, a senior at the College. “Even if it's four blocks, you can do a lot of damage.”
“You have students that do have a tendency to have inappropriate behavior on the bus, but now these students will be walking around through town and could be upsetting the residents of Brockport,” said Tanner Jones, a junior at the College.
Students are petitioning against the discontinuation.
The College said they made a number of efforts to curb the student’s b previously reached out to the Brockport Student Government about the concerns.
Babb is part of the student government board and said, “Instead of the campus adding a monitor onto that bus, or adding a second bus like the student government requested, they decided to cancel the bus.”
The College told 13WHAM they have plans to replace the cancelled route with another off campus shopping and entertainment route in the near future.