Apartment bus line renamed ‘Purple Line’ to create uniformity
Published: Sunday, September 9, 2012
Updated: Sunday, September 9, 2012 22:09
The Apartment Shuttle’s name has been changed to Purple Line as a way to dispel confusion about its route, according to Transportation Department Manager Janet Freniere.
Freniere said the name change was made in response to complaints the Transportation Department had been receiving in regards to the “Apartment” name. Many students believed that the line catered to all apartment complexes near campus and other students believed that the line only went to the apartments and were unaware of the numerous stops on the main campus the route took.
Freniere said that they have not received any complaints about the name change.
Additional changes to the bus fleet included modifications in the routes for the Green, Purple, Orange, and Yellow lines for this academic school year, according to Freniere. She added that beyond that the department is quite happy with all changes and hopes that they will stay in effect for quite sometime.
Students expressed mixed thoughts between whether the Apartment Shuttle name change was irrelevant or confusing.
“I think it’s really irrelevant,” said 3rd-semester animal science major Lexi Gallina. “I don’t really think it makes too much of a difference at all.”
Gina Pallino a 3rd-semester psychology major said, “I just don’t understand why it had to change.” He added, “I just think it was easier when it (the line) was called ‘Apartment.’”
For 7th-semester marketing and sports management dual-major Brendan Fitzpatrick the name change was a bit more confusing. “I still look for “Apartment Shuttle and when I see ‘Purple Line’ it takes me a little bit,” said Fitzpatrick. “I’d rather they have kept it (the old name).”