Luther offers Decorah Shopping Shuttle to students

Oct. 11, 2010

Luther College Sustainability now offers the Decorah Shopping Shuttle to Luther students, a twice-monthly shuttle that takes students downtown and to Walmart at no charge.

The shuttle, which began as a class group project in environmental philosophy, was first designed to decrease the amount of driving done on the weekends by Luther students to different shopping establishments in Decorah

The shuttle, with one weekday evening trip and one weekend afternoon trip each month, also provides a service to students who choose not to have a car while attending Luther.

During each trip, the shuttle will transport students downtown and then proceed to Walmart. After an hour of shopping, the bus will leave Walmart, pick up the downtown shoppers and return to campus.

The next shopping shuttle is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. 

Online reservations are requested. Walk-ins are accepted, provided seats are available.

For more information, to see a complete shuttle schedule or to register for the shuttle, visit http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/shuttles/shoppingshuttle/

The shuttle is one of the many transportation initiatives supported by Luther Sustainability.

The Luther College Break Shuttle Service offers efficient, low-cost transportation for students traveling to and from Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin areas during breaks in the academic year.

Reservations for the break shuttle are required one week in advance.

For more information about the break shuttle schedule and to register for the ride, visit the website http://www.luther.edu/shuttle/.

Another transportation initiative offered by Luther Sustainability is the Luther College Ride Share website, http://rideshare.luther.edu/.

On the website, students who are looking for a ride or willing to offer rides enter their information into the websites information. 

Student can then view a list of available rides, allowing students to contact each other to share rides to and from Luther.

More information about each of the Luther Sustainability initiatives is available at http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/transportation/.