The Associated Students of CSU passed a bill Wednesday night
deciding on a new Transfort Night Service route.
Transfort is forced to condense three bus routes into one
beginning Dec. 31 due to a loss of funding.
The contract ASCSU currently has with Transfort will be
renegotiated to include one year of Night Service that travels
through the area around campus.
Route 64a will begin at the CSU Transit Station, run down
Prospect Road, through Overland Trail, down Elizabeth Street and
through Old Town.
Last year, the city contributed $42,568 of the total $168,764
cost of running Night Service. ASCSU picked up the remaining
portion, but this year the city will not be able to contribute.
“Because Transfort has dropped their budgetary support for their
night service, the only money for night service is money coming
from ASCSU,” said ASCSU President Jesse Lauchner.
This means ASCSU has more control to choose the streets on which
the night route will operate as well as the times the bus will
The bill states that ASCSU has been asked to choose the route
that is the most effective use of student fee dollars. ASCSU has
decided on a route that covers the maximum area for off-campus
“We tried to cover the greatest area that students are densely
populated in with one route,” Lauchner said.
The new route will begin operating on Dec. 31 and run seven days
a week ending at 12:30 a.m. Sunday though Thursday and 2:30 a.m. on
Friday and Saturday nights. The bus service will leave campus every
45 minutes starting at 6:45 p.m.
ASCSU also proposed and passed a resolution in which the
plus/minus grading system will be given as a standard for all
departments and classes.
Currently, professors who teach identical classes can have
different grading systems where students who receive the same
percentage for the final grade can receive different letter grades.
This resolution will provide a standard of either the plus/minus
system or the traditional grading system for all classes.
“It’s been a long process trying to figure out the best
compromise to please faculty who don’t really want the standardized
plus/minus grading and want to have a lot of say in how they grade
their own classes, but also please the students who obviously would
like to abolish plus/minus grading altogether,” said Marisa
Adelman, ASCSU senator for the College of Natural Resources and
co-writer of the resolution.
“But that’s really unrealistic so I feel this is a really good
compromise and we will be able to ensure that students are
receiving at least fair grades across sections of campus.”
The resolution is only a suggestion that will be given to the
president’s office, the provost/academic president’s office,
Faculty Council and each academic department.