Is it SafeRides?
Last February, then-GUSA executive candidate Mike Meaney (SFS ’12), called for the creation of an M Street Shuttle in his budget, but was initially denied funding from the university.
GUSA Vice President Greg Laverierre (COL’ 12) said in an interview with the Hoya that ”there’s been a problem of people using SafeRides as a shuttle to the bars. [With the new shuttle] SafeRides can actually have quicker response times now for people who truly feel uncomfortable walking.”
Considering the crime rate in the Georgetown/Burleith area, SafeRides is necessary to ensure students’ safety late at night. And given the number of students going to M Street, this seems like an obvious route.
In an email to the student body, Vice President for University Safety Rocco DelMonaco announced the shuttle along with increased reimbursable details in Georgetown–all for improving student safety: