Penn State Information Technology Services and the University Libraries partner to offer extended late night Loop service during the last two weeks of the semester

Loop service will operate until 2:30 a.m. every night from from Thursday April 20th through Saturday May 6th

To accommodate end-of-semester study needs, operating hours throughout Pattee and Paterno Libraries will be extended until 2:00 a.m. Concurrently, Penn State's Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and the University Libraries are partnering to sponsor extended CATABUS Campus Loop service to help students and others return to their apartments, residence halls, or homes, after these late-night study hours.

During the semester, bus service on the Blue and White Loop ends at 12:30 a.m., Sunday through Wednesday. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Blue Loop ends at 2:30 a.m., while the White Loop continues until 4:00 a.m.

This Library sponsorship will extend one bus on each of the routes until approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 23rd through Wednesday, April 26th and then again Sunday, April 30th through Wednesday, May 3rd.

Since service normally already operates until at least 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the semester, this arrangement will mean the the two Loop routes will operate until 2:30 a.m. every night from Thursday April 20th through Saturday May 6th to help those staying late at the Libraries, or working in the ITS 24-hour computer labs, to make it safely home.

A special timetable is provided below showing when the additional Sunday - Wednesday service operates. Note that the special service will operate approximately every 20 minutes with the last trip leaving from the Pattee Library Transit Center Eastbound stop on Curtin Road at approximately 2:21 a.m. on the Blue Loop and from the Pattee Library Transit Center Westbound stop on Curtin Road at approximately 2:15 a.m. on the *White Loop.

*Note that the White Loop operates until 4:00 a.m. , Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during Fall & Spring semester.

Spring Semester 2017

End of the Semester Additional Late Night Service Schedule

(service normally ends at 12:30 Sun-Wed)

Special LOOP Service Schedule for:
Sunday, April 23rd through Wednesday, April 26th
and then again Sunday, April 30th through Wednesday, May 3rd.

BLUE LOOP  WHITE LOOP 
Leave: Porter Rd at Jordan East Parking - Stop 281 Arr./Lve: Downtown @ College Avenue at Allen Street - Stop 1 Arr./Lve:  Pattee Transit Center Eastbound - Stop 4 Arrive:
Porter Rd at Jordan East Parking - Stop 281
Leave:
Downtown @ Beaver Ave at Schlow Library/CATA Office - Stop 361
Arr./Lve: University Dr at Jordan Center Gate D - Stop 153 Arr./Lve:  Pattee Transit Center Westbound - Stop 357 Arrive:  Downtown @ Beaver Ave at Schlow Library/CATA Office - Stop 361
AM 12:30 12:38 12:41 12:50 AM   12:28 12:35 12:40
12:50 12:58 1:01 1:10 12:40 12:48 12:55 1:00
1:10 1:18 1:21 1:30 1:00 1:08 1:15 1:20
1:30 1:38 1:41 1:50 1:20 1:28 1:35 1:40
1:50 1:58 2:01 2:10 1:40 1:48 1:55 2:00
2:10 2:18 2:21 2:30 2:00 2:08 2:15 2:20
2:20 2:28 ---- ----

Since it was first offered at the end of Spring semester 2002, over 19,000 riders have been served during the extended service hours.

"We're delighted that the Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Information Technology and the University Libraries continues to partner with us on this venture. Both the Libraries and the ITS computer labs are used heavily by students at the end of the semester. Since students tend to be nocturnal in their work habits, a late night bus service is appropriate. The buses are not only convenient for students, but also an important security consideration, especially in the early hours of the morning," said Sally Kalin, associate dean of the University Park Libraries.

For information on ITS computer labs, visit http://clc.its.psu.edu/labs/Locations/

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