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New REDLINE shuttle route available for CSU-Pueblo students

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The REDLINE at CSU-Pueblo has changed this semester, as a Sunday route has been added. Photo courtesy of http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu

The REDLINE shuttle route is a transportation service offered to the students of Colorado State University- Pueblo.

Students must have a valid student ID in order to ride the shuttle. Those who choose to utilize the service will be picked up in front of Culebra Residence Hall and transported to one of eight locations.

Of these eight locations, students have the option of also going to surrounding establishments. The lists of locations are as follows: Walgreens, the Pueblo mall, Applebee’s, Starbucks Coffee, Wal-Mart, Tinseltown, Kohl’s and Angelo’s Pizza.

The shuttle runs every two hours and the final run will be for pick-ups only.

There has been a recent change in the REDLINE shuttle schedule. Upon the request of students the shuttle is now running Friday from 5-11:00 p.m.,  and Saturday and Sunday noon to 10:00 p.m.

Though this change was requested early on in the fall semester, the official changes took place at the start of the spring semester. Student input affects the schedule of the REDLINE shuttle drastically.

“We definitely welcome student input.  For example, the students requested that the shuttle run on Sundays, and after looking at the usage from Thursdays, we decided to remove Thursdays and run the shuttle on Sunday.” Brent Lorenz, scheduling coordinator at CSU-Pueblo said.

Even with the REDLINE shuttle being fairly new, it seems to be a really good service offered to the students of CSU-Pueblo. Some students say that the lack of exposure is the only dispute with this service.

“In all honesty, I think it’s a great thing to have on campus. I was excited when I first heard about it starting up. I personally don’t drive so if I need to get somewhere I usually find a way to walk or take the bus. Since the buses stop running at 6:00 p.m., it’s nice to have a safer, free alternative way to get around, especially since the only time during the week I have to go to Wal-Mart or to the movies is during the hours the REDLINE runs,” Freddy Correamanrique, sophomore biology major said

“If more students utilize it and reap the benefits of it, we might be able to have it run more frequently,” Correamanrique said.

Faculty at CSU-Pueblo also gave positive comments on this service.

“With this being a fairly new project, it’s a fantastic idea and a great service that is available to the students to get out and go into Pueblo itself and kind of get off of campus,” Lorenz said.

CSU-Pueblo has a large number of students who live in Wolf Village which is not owned by the school, but the REDLINE shuttle would consider making stops there if students there took an interest in it.

“The Redline was initially developed to assist the students that live on campus.  Since Wolf Village is technically not an on-campus housing facility, we currently do not make stops there.  However, if there is an abundance of interest from the students that are living there, we would take that into consideration,” Lorenz said.