Campus Connector

OK, here I am, 25 minutes late for my 50-minute class. Why? Because I spent 25 minutes waiting at the last Campus Connector stop on the St. Paul campus, watching capacity-filled buses pass by without making a stop and near-empty, limited-stop buses happily stroll by. I really want to know why we, the “last-stoppers,” have to jam in already-full buses (when lucky enough to get one), while those limited-stop buses don’t have any other stops until the Minneapolis campus parking lots. And why does the University’s Parking and Transportation Services Web site state that a bus stops there every five minutes, if in reality it is more like half an hour (at least when counting buses that one can ride, not those that pass by)?

Alexander Babanov, graduate student,computer science