Today, Voice News reported that the University is testing a new Dupont GUTS bus route that if implemented will more than double the mileage of the current route and absurdly draw out its trip time. We’ve graphed that new route above.
Take a look: does that make sense to you? It sure doesn’t to us. We think it’s absurd that the University would even consider a route that so baldly inconveniences students and University employees. What’s more, there’s strong reason to believe that the proposed route sacrifices student interests to the desires of the town-gown: its is nearly identical to the route for which neighborhood residents have been lobbying for some time.
If you think this route ridiculous as we do, email Diann Nock Smith, the Director of the University’s Office of Transportation Management at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is our boilerplate letter of protest, but you can add all the flair you want!
My name is YOUR NAME and I’m writing to express my displeasure over the Dupont GUTS bus route that the University began testing last weekend. The route is counter-intuitive and wastes gas, and I find it very troubling that Georgetown would consider implementing a change that so clearly inconveniences students and University employees who work in Dupont or travel from Dupont to their homes or other parts of the District. The idea that the University is putting the interests of neighborhood residents before its own student body is equally disconcerting.
I strongly discourage your office from adopting these changes!