|Updated: 1/18/2012 8:30 am
||Published: 1/17/2012 11:12 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The new UALR Trojan Trolleys pass through campus all day. From parking lot to parking lot, the new rides are designed to safely deliver students to class.
"We wanted to provide an efficient way of utilizing those parking areas," said Asst. Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management, David Millay.
"I think its a pretty good move they did to make it safer for the students," said trolley driver Kina Burton.
With the occasional stop at off-campus apartments, the trolleys primarily stay within campud boundaries.
"It went by my dorm about five times," said Freshmen Destenie Shelton.
Despite being one of the most popular lots for students to park the off-campus, non-UALR lot where police say Patricia Guardado disappeared in October is not a stop on the route.
"I would like to see more done around each campus for each student at each college," said Burton.
"I mostly have evening classes so once I had to call police over at security because it was scary for me to go all the way to the parking lot," said student Pragya Singh.
But students add it's not only safety on campus they're worried about. It's the surrounding areas that are the bigger problem.
"If we had more parking spaces people wouldn't have to park over there," said Shelton.
The trolleys are contracted with the University for the next five years.