MSMU Announces New 'Green' Link Between Union Station and Downtown Campus
Aug. 21, 2009 -- Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, announces its latest initiative encouraging faculty, staff, and students to use public transportation to travel to the downtown Doheny Campus.
The College recently signed a contract to use a berth in the Nick Patsaouras Transit Plaza at the historic Union Station, where College shuttles will pick up passengers bound for the campus on Chester Place, bounded by Adams, Figueroa and 23rd streets. The College anticipates that shuttle riders will make their way to Union Station via Metrolink, or the Metro Red, Gold or Purple lines, among other rail routes throughout the Southern California region.
During three pickup times each morning, the shuttle service seeks to entice more employees and students to "go green" on their way to the campus. A shuttle will return riders to Union Station at three afternoon times. "There's money to be saved for the commuters that they would have spent on gas or just wear-and-tear on their cars, and this service contributes to the quality of the air in a positive way," says Patricia Williams, transportation manager for the College. "In Southern California, we just need to stop this madness on the freeways. There is so much gridlock and it's just going to get worse if we don't implement new options for commuters."