SB-2018-19-016: LADOT DASH Bus Expansion

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Senate Bill No.: SB-2018-19-016

Date: March 27, 2019

Authored by: Senator Ruiz, College of Business and Economics

Senator Ratnaparkhi, Graduate Senator

Referred to: External Affairs

Committee Rec: External Affairs

Senate Action: April 15, 2019 (12-0-0)

Title: LADOT DASH Bus Expansion

1. WHEREAS: The Associated Students, Inc. (AS) is the official voice of over 38,000 students at California State University Northridge; AND

2. WHEREAS: AS is the primary advocate for students at CSUN and provides excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to create and enhance a spirited, learning-focused campus environment; AND

3. WHEREAS: AS is always trying to get more students involved and increase student participation within the many programs and services we offer; AND

4. WHEREAS: The DASH stops at Reseda and Nordhoff is highly congested and does not adequately serve the university and its students:

5. WHEREAS: The DASH Bus should stop at CSUN Transit centre for the benefit of students and the convenience of faculty and staff.

6. WHEREAS: CSUN is currently paying to have shuttle service from the campus to the Northridge Metrolink station, a route that DASH should be serving.

7. WHEREAS: The current challenge is that Bi-Directional shuttles (current one-way loop takes 25 minutes to complete a circuit) take more transit time.

8. WHEREAS: This transit time makes the DASH ride difficult to align with the Northridge Metrolink train schedule.

9. FINALLY: Improving or Extending the DASH route to CSUN Transit centre will solve this challenge and make the transit for all CSUN people more convenient; therefore let is be

1. RESOLVED: The Associated Students strongly supports the LADOT DASH expansion to allow the DASH to expand to Vincennes St., AND LET IT BE FURTHER

2. RESOLVED: AS encourages all students, faculty, staff and administration to support the expansion AND LET IT BE FURTHER

3. RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution be distributed widely, including but not limited to the following:

  • Jerry Brown, Governor, California.
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles.
  • Greig Smith, Councilman
  • Paul Krekorian, Councilman
  • LADOT
  • Dianne Harrison, CSUN President
  • CSUN Today
  • The Daily Sundial