Shuttle system to offer new Blue Line in fall semester

The University shuttle system keeps getting more colorful.

Shuttle riders are familiar with the Gold, Red and Green lines — and now comes the Blue Line.

Starting in the fall, the Blue Line will take some of the stops currently served by the Green Line, dramatically decreasing travel time. The Blue Line will connect the Hilltop, West and North campuses.

“The Green Line has been a route that was intended to serve a number of groups and it’s targeted at students that live in University City, Greenway Apartments and art students who need to get up to the Lewis Center and Art Studio on Vernon,” said Lisa Underwood, manager of parking and transportation services.

“Most recently, the University moved offices into North Campus, so what happened was that more things were added to that area so that old Green Line just grew and got a little bit too long to give quick service.”

The Green Line will continue to serve the western part of its route; the Blue Line will primarily run the eastern portion.

Also, shuttle service hours could be extended until 2 a.m.

Additional stops have been added to the Red Line. Starting in the fall, the Red Line will stop at Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and ArtMart.