Some worry unavailable late-night transit service for ECU students may lead to bad decisions
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A popular late-night transportation service used by college students isn’t being offered anymore and some feel it could potentially cause issues.
After a night of drinking in Uptown Greenville, college students have to find other means of transportation, rather than look for the popular late-night bus transit service that used to be offered to them.
ECU says the transit service hasn’t been available since last March due to significant financial constraints, an off-campus population that it says continues to move closer to campus and difficulty finding qualified drivers.
But some people believe this could cause more students to drink and drive when they shouldn’t.
One of the late-night bus stops was by Sup Dogs, and owner Bret Oliverio says it was basically an essential service needed in the area.
Some people downtown say there just aren’t enough Ubers, Lifts or taxis to find rides late at night, so they say taking away the late night bus transportation could lead to people getting behind the wheel and making a bad decision.
ECU says it doesn;t anticipate a return of these services and will only offer transportation off campus and downtown up until 7 p.m. when normally, students say the buses would run until around 3 a.m.
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