Resolution 09-13: CAN I GET A RIDE?

Number 09-13
Description UTA Shuttle Bus System be redrawn to include available student housing off campus.
Authored by Jai Malano-Ayers
Sponsored by Edrica Boswell, Eleanor Thandekile Khonje
Jamilah James, Aaron Resendez
Karen Silva, Ricky Irving
Tasriqul Nibir, Jayshaun Williams
Kemi Quadri
Date Submitted Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Date Considered Wednesday, January 1, 1000
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks There would be no way to charge students who live off-campus a fee to use the bus unless a university-wide fee was charged.
Whereas The University's current master plan is to create a "college town" and unify the university's master plan with the master plan of downtown Arlington; and
Whereas The redevelopment of the campus and the city of Arlington will create more places for students to engage in the campus experience like (including but not limited to) more housing opportunities, either through independent contractors or the university itself; restaurants, shopping centers, etc.; and
Whereas There are already new student housing opportunities that have been built that UTA students currently reside in (Johnson Creek Crossing), and new student housing currently being built that UTA students will reside in (Maverick Place); and
Whereas The City of Arlington has no means of public transportation, and the University has a fully functioning Shuttle Bus System.
Be It Further Resolved That The University's Shuttle Bus System be redrawn to include new available student housing (including but not limited to), Johnson Creek Crossing, and future student housing (including but not limited to), Maverick Place, to further the growth of a more traditional campus environment and assistant in moving the university from a commuter status, to a Tier One status; and
Be It Further Resolved That When deemed necessary, the Shuttle Bus System routes continue to be reevaluated and/or redrawn, to reflect the university's long-term vision or "2060 plan."