Access-A-Ride Shelter Begins Construction

An Access-A-Ride shelter stands on the foundation created by men in neon green and orange vests who gathered around a spinning cement truck outside Roosevelt Hall on Bedford Avenue.

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The beginning of construction on an Access-A-Ride shelter on Bedford Avenue. / Paul Frangipane

“I’m super excited!” Stacy-ann De Souza, president of the Student Organization For Every Disability United For Progress, said.

The shelter follows a roughly year long campaign by the club that began the previous fall when De Souza voiced her concern at a student government town hall meeting.

Pictures of students waiting in the rain or in cold weather were sent by the club to Ronald Jackson, the college’s dean of students, until an Access-A-Ride sign was raised in early May on the site.

After a testimony to the Board of Trustees, a letter of approval was sent to Dean Jackson, saying the shelter would begin construction on the first day of fall classes. The date was pushed back to today.

The shelter currently stands without a roof as the cement around it dries.

 

SOFEDUP gathered by the Access-A-Ride shelter in early May. / Paul Frangipane

SOFEDUP gathered by the Access-A-Ride shelter in early May. / Paul Frangipane

 

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