Bear Bus to act as parking shuttle in fall

By Kay Nguyen

Members of the Oakland University Student Congress met with Vice President of Finance and Administration John Beaghan and Vice President of Students Affairs and Enrollment Mary Beth Snyder Tuesday,  to present the final proposal for the Bear Bus shuttle program. 

Kristin Dayag, current OUSC president, OUSC Vice President Saman Waquad and OUSC student services director Jarett Schlaff took part in the meeting. 

The program is currently approved for a trial run extending from the first day of school in the fall until Thanksgiving break. 

No changes have been made as of yet to the original proposal made to Beaghan by Schlaff and OUSC legislator Brett McIsaac. 

The shuttle’s stop locations still need to be approved by OUPD in order to address safety concerns. Based on student feedback, the route may be altered or even canceled after Thanksgiving break. 

OUSC passed a resolution to provide resources and support the program during the upcoming trial run at its meeting Monday. The measure passed unanimously.