Parking and Transit News

Sims Drive Road Closure and Shuttle Detour

As mentioned in Pete Sala’s May Construction update, from Monday, May 14 through Monday, August 20, Sims Drive will be closed between Flanagan Gymnasium and Archbold Gymnasium. This closure is part of the utility construction work associated with the Archbold project. Please be sure to plan accordingly.

For Centro bus detours please see the following service alert:

SU 443 and SU Waverly 43  

A full listing of summer construction projects is maintained on the Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) website. Please refer to this website periodically to see what activity is occurring across campus, and feel free to reach out to the CPDC manager assigned with any questions you may have. For everyone’s safety, we encourage you to remain alert in work areas for route changes, follow the pedestrian signs and visit the CPDC Impact/Road Closure webpage for additional information.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email cpdc@syr.edu. For parking concerns, contact Parking and Transit Services at  parkmail@syr.edu or by phone at 315.443.4652.

 

South Campus Exam Week Shuttle Service

The #344 Centro shuttle that operates to South Campus will operate 24 hours per/day starting on Tuesday night, May 1 and this service will continue through Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Additional Trips from College Place to South Campus: 3:10, 3:30, 3:50, 4:10 a.m., etc. and every 20 minutes throughout the early morning

Back-to-School Safety With Uber

It’s back to school time, which means college students across the country will use Uber to get from point A to B — whether that’s to get to the airport for fall break or across campus for a chem lab.

When riding with Uber, it’s always important to make sure you get into the right car and stay safe throughout the trip. Here are some tips for whenever you ride:

  1. Stay inside until you’re ready to go – The beauty of Uber is that you can push a button and get a ride while you’re still indoors. No need to hang out at the curb—you’ll be notified when your driver is arriving.
  2. Check the details – After you request a ride, the app displays the driver’s name, photo, license plate, and car model in the app. When the car arrives, double check the information. When you get in the car your driver should confirm your name. If not, you can ask the driver to provide his or her name and confirm it before getting in the vehicle. Remember, you can only order a ride with Uber by using the app, so never accept a ride from someone offering you a ride home without arranging it through the Uber app.
  3. Help your friends out – If you’re with someone using Uber to request a ride who may be intoxicated, help them double check the driver and the car before they get in the vehicle. Or ride home together and split your fare.
  4. Share your trip status – By tapping the “Share status” button, you can immediately share your trip and vehicle update with a friend or family member. Meeting up with friends? They can watch your trip in real-time to anticipate your arrival. Or share it with a friend or family member so they know you get home safely after a night out.
  5. Keep that party locale private – Uber’s cross-street feature lets you enter your cross streets as a pick-up or drop-off destination instead of your address. When you’re entering your pickup and drop off location, type in the two street names. If your cross streets aren’t populating or you don’t know what they are, you can enter your exact address and then move the pin in the map to your desired location before you request.
  6. Use common sense – Uber is an easy way to make sure that everyone has a way to get home. There is no need to share personal information with your driver or fellow POOL riders. If something doesn’t feel right, follow your intuition. And if you ever feel you’re in an emergency situation, always call 911 immediately.

And remember, if you’re ever going to be drinking, plan ahead with Uber or a designated driv er to ensure a safe ride home. Check out more safety tips to ensure a smooth ride.

Credit: Uber

Centro Debuts Mobile App

CENTRO DEBUTS MOBILE APP

Syracuse, NY – The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) launched its first official mobile app today. The new “GoCentroBus” app provides customers in the Syracuse, Utica, Auburn, Rome, Fulton and Oswego service areas with access to real-time transit information directly on their smartphones and tablets. Available for FREE on iOS and Android devices, the “GoCentroBus” app uses GPS technology to show customers the exact location of their bus on a Google map while providing predictive arrival times to the exact minute.

“This is a significant step up in our transit technology,” said Centro Chief Executive Officer Rick Lee. “This app allows our riders to see exactly where their bus is and when it’s going to arrive at their stop. It’s reassuring information that allows them to make better use of their time, while knowing their bus is on the way.”

The app also provides customers with a trip planning feature, service alert information, and the ability to bookmark favorite bus stop locations.

“It’s not only a great tool for our current riders, but this app makes it easier to entice potential riders to use our system. The “GoCentroBus” app simplifies the process for first-time users by providing information right at their fingertips,” said Lee.

Centro representatives will be on hand at the Syracuse Transit Hub on December 13th and 14th and at the Utica Transit Hub on December 20th to answer questions and assist customers with setting up the app on their mobile devices. Customers can also access more information about the app via Centro’s website (www.centro.org), its Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoCentroBus)  or Twitter (www.twitter.com/GoCentroBus) pages, or by calling Centro’s customer service center at 315-442-3400.

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) is the public transportation provider for Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Oswego Counties. Centro’s mission is to provide safe, convenient, reliable, and environmentally responsible services to its clients with a goal of maximizing the taxpayers’ return on investment.

 

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Steven J. Koegel | Vice President of Business Development & Corporate Communications

200 Cortland Avenue | PO Box 820

Syracuse, NY 13205-0820

P: 315-442-3374 | F: 315-442-3337

skoegel@centro.org

www.centro.org

Arch Strip Directions (ARCH)

Google Maps Directions

North – Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed to special parking area next to Archbold Gymnasium.

South – Interstate 81 north to exit 18.  Merge into the right hand lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a right onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed to special parking area next to Archbold Gymnasium.

East – Interstate 90 to exit 36 Interstate 81 South.  Take Interstate 81 South to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed to special parking area next to Archbold Gymnasium.  From Interstate 690 west to exit 13 Townsend Street.  Turn left on South Townsend Street to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street, and proceed under Interstate 81 to Irving Avenue.  Make a right onto Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue..  Proceed to the special parking area next to Archbold Gymnasium.

West – Interstate 90 or Interstate 690 to Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed to special parking area next to Archbold.

 

Adams Street Garage Directions (ASG)

Google Maps Directions

North – Take Interstate 81 south to exit 18. Get in the center lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Comstock Avenue. Proceed through the intersection and take your first right into the garage.

South – Take Interstate 81 north to exit 18. Merge into the right hand lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a right onto Adams Street and proceed to Comstock Avenue. Proceed through the intersection and take your first right into the garage.
East – Take Interstate 90 to exit 36 Interstate 81 South. Take Interstate 81 South to exit 18. Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Comstock Avenue. Proceed through the intersection and take your first right into the garage. From Interstate 690 west, proceed to exit 13 Townsend Street. Turn left on South Townsend Street to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street, and proceed under Interstate 81 to Comstock Avenue. Proceed through the intersection and take your right left into the garage.

West – Take Interstate 90 or Interstate 690 to Interstate 81 south to exit 18. Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Comstock Avenue. Proceed through the intersection and take your first right into the garage.

 

   


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