Chaparral Express makes first run around campus (VIDEO)

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Lucas Koprowski

These are the shuttles that take students all around campus, found by the College Maintenance Center on Jan. 19.

Joash Mencias, Editor-in-Chief

It’s not exactly a roadrunner, but it’s transporting commuters around campus roads quickly.

Dubbed the “Chaparral Express,” College of DuPage launched a shuttle service on its main campus to save students and staff from taking long walks from their cars to the buildings. The shuttle connects parking lots on the west side of campus to the Student Resource Center area.

View a map of the shuttle stops here.

According to Jim Ma, director of facilities operations, the transportation program is in a limited trial period. A parking committee will gather ridership data to decide if the service will run at the start of the fall term.

During the first two days of the spring semester, no more than 19 riders used the shuttle, according to Ma.

The shuttle makes a stop every five to 10 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays at these locations

  • College parking lot 6
    • SRC south entrance
    • Between the HSC and SRC North
    • Fawell parking lot E

The shuttle service runs through Feb. 27.