Two weeks from now, in December 2013, the new luxury commuter bus service, 7Bus, will begin offering roundtrip service directly between Stony Brook University and New York City everyday. The 7Bus system, named after it’s starting fare of $7, is famous for sending its large, green carriers around Long Island after replacing BoltBus on July 1, 2013. Employees of 7Bus have been advertising their services in the Student Activities Center, handing out pamphlets and making announcements to inform students about this imminent transportation change in Stony Brook. According to a 7Bus employee I talked to, 7Bus took years to implement at Stony Brook University. Luckily, through the efforts of the 7Bus company and cooperation of Stony Brook administration officials, 7Bus is extending its reaches onto the Stony Brook campus. Now, emphasized in a David Letterman-style countdown, here are 7 main reasons to be excited about 7Bus coming to Stony Brook:
Students and faculty are less frustrated with wireless connections in Javits these days. Stony Brook’s Division of Information Technology heard the campus community’s complaints and, after reviewing survey results, implemented a new Wi-Fi system in the lecture building, thus saving many students and professors a lot of grief.
Stony Brook University is expecting a new addition in the form of a new athletic and entertainment facility in fall 2014.
But Stony Brook Arena is not exactly new. According to a press release from May 2012, the university commenced a renovation of the 40,000 square foot arena. With a budget of $21.1 million, renovation began in June of 2012. According to the press release, the renovation “provides Stony Brook with a new opportunity to build relationships within the community.”