An Analysis of LSU’s Transportation System. Brian Marks GEOG 4077 This report has several facets, all concerning how LSU’s transportation system functions. Density of Students’ Residences Efficiency of LSU’s Bus System Possible Ways to Improve Public Transit to/from LSU
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2. Incorporate LSU’s bus system into the larger city-wide system and increase funding so that students living outside student neighborhoods can use the system efficiently .
From the Baton Rouge Advocate, 3/19/03 inflexible in its emphasis on cars as a means of transportation (LSU has the highest number of parking spaces per capita of any American university, at .65 spaces per student), will financially cripple the CTC. Thus, it is at odds with the conclusions of my research, which show that greater regional integration of transit systems would allow for more efficient public transit in Baton Rouge. This integration is the opposite of LSU’s current policy, which is to further detach itself from the rest of Baton Rouge.
CTC (Capital Transportation Corporation) to seek funds, growth in services
…The agency may need the money soon. The reason is that LSU Director of Facility Development Bill Eskew said the university isn't in favor of continuing the contracted bus service that has become one of CTC's main financial pillars. CTC General Manager Debbie Moore said she believes LSU would be happy to have big-bus service that runs to eight planned parking garages on the fringe of the campus. She said the garages could be transfer points for CTC-operated shuttles to ferry students around campus. That plan would require lots of smaller shuttles, she said.
"What they don't realize is how many
students ride those big buses," Moore said.
"At times, we've got standing room only."
Graphics at Right and on Following Page from LSU Campus Master Plan show Elimination of Off-Campus Bus Routes
Read about the Master Plan online at: http://masterplan.lsu.edu/
Read my critique of it online at: www.lsulegacymag.com/master.htm