Tag Archives: transportation

Shuttl-U-Stuff to Stor-U-Self

Even final exams offer no respite from that guy Evan Weber ’13 doing nice things for you all the time. This has got to stop. More from Lil’ Webbie:

Dear students,

This year the WSA’s Transportation Committee has partnered with Stor-U-Self Storage – Portland to offer shuttle services so that students without their own transportation can easily have a home for their belongings over the summer (and while abroad).

Stor-U-Self will provide a $15 shuttle service for your belongings from 10am-6pm on the 17th and 18th (Thursday and Friday) and potentially also offer services on Saturday if there is strong demand. They will also offer this service in the Fall (or Spring) when you return to campus.

Fan Van to Men’s Basketball NESCAC Semi-Final

From Grace Smith ’14:

Need a ride to witness the the Cardinals basketball team dominate in the NESCAC tournament this Saturday?

The men’s basketball team will be facing Middlebury at Amherst this Saturday at 7:30 PM. If you need a ride, there will be a fan van available.  However, you must email gmsmith(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by Wednesday if you want a ride on the fan van!

Go Wes!

Show support for the bike path proposal tonight!

In case you hadn’t heard, the upcoming grant proposal for a bikeway in Middletown is an exciting opportunity to make Middletown more bike friendly and bike safe! As of now, the proposed bikeway would connect Wesleyan with other parts of Middletown and the surrounding areas. It would include mostly “off road” trails, with helpful signage, curb cuts, street crossings, and bike storage lockers.

To meet the grant application deadline of December 21, this matter needs to come before the Common Council at the Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. meeting — that is, tonight.

If you would like to see this proposal happen, go to City Hall at 7PM tonight to show your support!
Date: Today
Time: 7 PM
Place: City Hall, 245 deKoven Drive (behind the New England Food Emporium building)

Fall Break Shuttles

It’s that time again: shuttles are now available for Fall Break. To reserve your seat, go to the University Box Office in Usdan by Tuesday, October 18th or buy online. You must purchase all tickets by then, including for rides back to Wesleyan campus, and seats are limited. For more information, call the Box Office at (860)685-3355.

All shuttles leaving Wes depart from the front of Usdan on Wyllys Ave.

Also, don’t forget to check the Rideboard. You can find it under the “Student Life at Wesleyan” section in your ePortfolio. On the Rideboard you can find rides offered by other students, request a ride, or offer rides yourself.

Shuttle destinations and times after the jump.

WesBikes wants you!

Charmaine Chen ’12, perhaps the only person who still believes David Schwimmer is worth anything more than a penny, writes in:

We are looking for two underclassmen to coordinate the distribution and collection of our WesBikes fleet this semester, as well as train for the position of director of the program next semester.

This is a great opportunity (especially for freshmen) to develop a greater understanding of how to work with Physical Plant, Student Accounts, Public Safety and the WSA.

If interested, please email wesbikes(at)gmail(dot)com by Sunday, September 11th with the following:

Name:
Class Year:
Relevant management and leadership experience:

Rock on, unicorn.

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series: Getting There From Here

Another mostly repost, regarding how to get home (or not, as the case may be) while livin’ the carless life at Wes. Arguably more important than any of this, however, is the rideboard, which you can access from your ePortfolio and from which you can offer and seek rides to helpful places, like the airport or chipotle. You can also solicit rides on the ACB, which you are just going to have to find yourself.

As any current Wes student will tell you, one area in which Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown. The closest train station is in Meriden, though your best bet for getting out of town is to go to Union Station in New Haven or Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. Getting there, though, is quite the challenge, which is why we at Wesleying, with help from our friends at the Peer Advisor Blog, have attempted to compile a list of the car-less ways to get to Connecticut’s two main transportation hubs.

Shout-out in the comments with additions and corrections.

Reminder: Sign up for WesBikes

WesBikes LogoJust in case you were too busy studying for midterm exams, Chi Le ’13 and Charmaine Chen ’12 would like to remind you that…

Interested in bike riding but live far from campus? Don’t want to buy your own new or used bike you then have to worry about it on breaks and over the summer?  Like riding on chic silver and purple WesBikes? Then show your interest and send us your information for consideration!

The second rental period begins the Friday (3/25) after we return from Spring break and lasts until the Friday (5/6) before reading week. The rental fee is $20 for 6 lovely weeks with your WesBikes, and will be charged to your student account once you receive your bike. We’ll be in touch with those selected as soon as possible.

Application will be closed at 11:59 pm this Saturday March 12th 2011.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send them to us at lle(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or cxchen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. See you in when the weather’s ready for biking!

Sign up for WesBikes!

From the Wesleyan Bike Rental Program (WesBikes) Co-Directors, Chi Le ’13 and Charmaine Chen ’12:

Interested in bike riding but live far from campus? Don’t want to buy your own new or used bike you then have to worry about it on breaks and over the summer?  Like riding on chic silver and purple WesBikes? Then show your interest and send us your information for consideration!

The second rental period begins the Friday (3/25) after we return from Spring break and lasts until the Friday (5/6) before reading week.  We’ll likely be expanding the program from 25 bikes to 35 or 40 before returning from break and will be in touch with those selected as soon as possible.  The earlier you sign up the better!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send them to us at lle@wesleyan.edu or cxchen@wesleyan.edu. See you in when the weather’s ready for biking!

EDIT: The rental fee is $25, and gets you six lovely weeks with your WesBike.

M-Link Schedule

Middletown Area Transit MAT M-LinkOne of the biggest accomplishments of the WSA last year, at least from my perspective, was getting the M-Link to stop on campus.  The “M-Link Middletown/Meriden Connection” is a bus service provided by Middletown Area Transit (MAT).  For a town that’s loosely in the middle of New York and Boston, loosely in the middle of New Haven and Hartford, and even has middle in it’s name, you ironically can’t seem to get anywhere without a car.

M-Link William Street and High StreetWith the introduction of M-Link, you can now easily access shopping areas like Washington Plaza, the Westfield Mall, and the ever controversial Walmart for $1.25 (in change). Thats a dollar less than in New York, 75 cents less than in San Francisco, and 25 cents less than on-board in Boston–more money to waste.  If you really want to get away from Wes, you can get to the Meriden Station and catch Amtrak six days a week.

Because the MAT web site does not appear to have an updated schedule, below is the new timetable.  Note that all times are approximate, and you should arrive five minutes early to be safe. [Please click ‘Read More’ if you’re viewing this from the Wesleying homepage.]

[Schedule provided by WSA’s Zach Malter ’13]

What’s New

In a much-needed change of topic from all those rankings, let’s see what we have to look forward to on campus.

Here’s an overview:

  • MoCon is gone.
  • More meal points!
  • ResLife is going to introduce Hall Councils…
  • The Allbritton Coffee Shop should finally open.
  • Moodle is replacing BlackBoard.
  • Easier access to (prescription) drugs.

UPDATED dining information from WSA Dining Committee Chair Zach Malter ’13.

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