|Reminder: Bus and Staff Drop-off Changes Go into Effect Oct. 8|
|Friday, October 05 2012|
A few weeks back, we alerted you to two important, upcoming changes: First, that some campus bus stop locations would move (affecting both RTS buses and URMC’s Greece Park n’ Ride S1), and second, that we’re adopting a new, designated point for staff’s personal pickups and drop-offs.
These changes take effect Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 8) and are absolutely essential as we work to continue accommodating patients, families, vendors, providers, public transportation and our own staff while constructing a new Golisano Children’s Hospital adjacent to our current facility.
New Drop-off/Pickup Point for Staff and Patients
Car at the shop, so your spouse is dropping you at the door? For faculty, staff and students, it’s absolutely imperative that all personal pickups and drop-offs ONLY be made at the School of Medicine and Dentistry entrance on Elmwood Avenue. There’s a convenient spot (see map here) beside the glass doors where drivers can pull up to pickup or drop off passengers. Swipe staff: please swipe in at your usual Kronos machine location.
Bus and Shuttle Changes
Oct. 8 is also the date that RTS is will pickup and drop off riders at a new bus stop in the Jackson Drive loop (Elmwood entrance of Strong Memorial Hospital). Patients should use this location to be dropped-off.
Buses that will stop at this new point include: 8, 5, 12, 18 and 19 and the “S1” shuttle. For the past two weeks, RTS has posted signs at three current bus stops that will be discontinued by Oct. 8. (See this map; please note that S1 riders are receiving personal notifications about the changes.)
Next week, we’ll have more details about the new location for patient discharge and the closing of the Crittenden traffic loop – and what all the changes will mean for you, our patients and the families that we serve.
You can keep up-to-date on these and even more construction-related procedure changes by visiting the new "Children's Hospital Construction Impact" section of the URMC Intranet (found on the left side of the homepage, under "Happening Now.")
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