To campus planning and Citybus officials: Why isn’t there a bus passenger shelter in front of the Union and Stewart Center? This is a busy, major transfer point for Purdue students and visitors. Indiana weather is highly unpredictable. Many other Purdue bus stops have shelters. A shelter would confirm Purdue’s commitment to encouraging alternative transportation and building a pedestrian-friendly campus. It would also be appreciated by the disabled, the elderly and those with children. Putting a landscaped shelter in this muddy area would be an aesthetic improvement. It could include a bulletin board for Purdue clubs and activities, a campus map, bus times and perhaps a weather-proof Exponent box. A recent petition for a bus shelter there had over 120 signatures before it was removed.
Joe Uhl, retired Purdue professor and bus rider