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The frequently used daytime shuttle bus has a new schedule and new routes this year, making for speedier and more efficient travel.

Parking & Transportation

Parking and Transit Services Office
155 Whitney Ave.
Info.: (203) 432-9790

Nighttime Transportation

The Yale University Parking and Transit Services Department operates the Yale MINIBUS, an evening security transportation service, every night of the year except Thanksgiving; Dec. 24, 25 and 31; Jan. 1; and July 4. The service consists of several small buses which operate as shuttles, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Pickups are made every 15 minutes at the locations listed below.

* Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar St.

* Art & Architecture Building, 180 York St.

* Hall of Graduate Studies, corner of York and Wall streets

* Payne Whitney Gymnasium, Tower Parkway

* Silliman College, 505 College St.

* Becton Center, 15 Prospect St.

* School of Management, 135 Prospect St.

* Pierson-Sage Garage, Whitney Avenue between Humphrey and Edwards streets

* Helen Hadley Hall, 420 Temple St.

* Silliman College, College Street between Grove and Wall streets

* Phelps Gate, 344 College St.

Passengers with valid Yale I.D. cards will be driven to their dorms or residences if they are within the route boundaries. Individuals who are not near the scheduled stops may obtain rides by calling (203) 432-6330 between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. and stating where they are and where they wish to go. They will be told approximately how long they will have to wait. Placing the call about 30 minutes in advance allows for better routing of vehicles and minimizes waiting time.

The MINIBUS operates throughout the summer. The service, which covers the immediate University, is limited to Yale personnel who are actively engaged in a Yale function. Students will be provided with transportation from their dormitories to another Yale building and then back to their dormitories. Students living in private residences will be provided the same service as long as they live within the route boundaries. There is no residence-to-residence service.

Every day, except during recess periods, service to the railroad station leaves from Phelps Gate every hour from 6:38 p.m. to 11:38 p.m., and departs from the railroad station every hour from 7:10 p.m. to 12:10 a.m. and by call response only between 12:10 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. A reasonable amount of luggage will be accepted. Residence-to-residence service is not available.

Maps and schedules are available at the Sterling Hall of Medicine information desk, 333 Cedar St.; the Visitor Information Center, 149 Elm St.; and the Parking and Transit Services Office. During severe snow and ice conditions, the routes may be temporarily altered.

Parking Lots

Since parking both at Yale and in New Haven is limited, the University issues parking permits for specific Yale lots in the Yale Parking Service system. On working days, the lots are reserved 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for permittees. During non-working hours, most lots are open to all vehicles (4 p.m.- 7:30 a.m. on workdays, and all day and night over the weekend). Exceptions are noted on lot signs. To obtain parking in the Yale system, apply at the Yale Parking and Transit Services or call (203) 432-9790.

Shuttle Bus

The University operates a daytime shuttle bus around the campus for all members of the University Monday-Friday, except on employee holidays. Individuals displaying Yale I.D. cards ride free. The University has just announced new changes in the shuttle service: buses will now run continuously throughout the day (7:20 a.m.-6 p.m.) at 10-minute intervals. Loops around the campus take 30 minutes, and there is a new Central Campus/Science Hill route, running every 30 minutes, with stops along Orange Street. In addition, a nightime shuttle for locations south of Elm Street has been introduced, with stops at the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Digital display signs are being added to all buses this semester, so riders can see at a glance where each bus is going. To view daytime routes and schedules online, visit www.yale.edu/shuttle. Schedules are also available at the Sterling Hall of Medicine information desk, 333 Cedar St.; the Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm St.; and the Parking and Transit Services Office, or by calling (203) 432-9790.

Special Services Van

Yale Parking Services operates a Special Services Van, which transports members of the Yale community who are permanently or temporarily disabled. The service is offered 24 hours a day Monday-Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Passengers are picked up upon request and transported within the route boundaries. There is no daytime service on weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas recess and July 4. Nighttime service operates every night of the year except Dec. 24, 25 and 31; Jan. 1; and July 4. Rides may be obtained by calling (203) 432-2788.

Getting to the Railroad Station

Connecticut Transit bus: J5, J7, and the J (Union Station Railroad Station) all make stops at Union Station. These buses can be picked up in front of the church on the corner of Elm and Temple streets. Connecticut Transit: (203) 624-0151. The current cost is $1, and traveling time is 20 minutes.

Cab: The main pick-up for taxi services is Phelps Gate. Callers from Phelps Gate can expect to wait at least 20 minutes for the cab to arrive. Metro Taxi, (203) 777-7777; New Haven Taxi, (203) 877-0000; Yellow Cab, (203) 777-5555. The approximate cost is $5. Traveling time is approximately 10 minutes.

For information about obtaining transportation after 6 p.m., refer to the Nighttime Transportation section above.


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