SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — As Thanksgiving break approaches at Syracuse University, the student association is planning travel assistance.
“This is something student association has been doing for a while, and we are just excited to continue it,” said SA representative Richard Maj. “It’s a great opportunity to have a bit more affordable transportation for students to get home, which is a concern for a lot of people.” Student association will run shuttles from college place on campus to the Syracuse Airport and Regional Transportation Center. There will also be buses for $99 to five different northeast cities: Boston, New York City, Washington, Philadelphia and White Plains.
Maj said, “The goal of student association is to make student’s lives easier and better, so anything that can make it more affordable and make it easier for students to get home for break is obviously going to be super important for us.” As Syracuse student and California native Ella Armbruster explained, “Uber rates go up really high when they know students are going home, so usually what would be a cheap Uber is really expensive. I just have to worry about if there’s going to be any at the time I need to get there, so it would be easier just to have Syracuse University transportation.” Armbruster went on to explain previous times where she has been forced to take a rideshare service to the airport for a break. These rides took a long time and cost a lot of money.
Maj reiterated, ” The Uber and Lyft prices to Syracuse Hancock Airport can be quite pricy. To make anything more affordable for students and to make it more convenient for students is obviously in our best interest.” Students at Syracuse interested in these transportation services are encouraged to visit the student association website.