The weather in Swarthmore can get a bit nasty in winter. Some of us are lazy by nature; sometimes we need to get to class in five minutes (and it's difficult to get out of that warm, comfortable bed!). Whatever the reason, the Morning Shuttle makes that early morning trip to class quick and comfortable for students. Driven by students, it runs every 15 minutes picking up students from Mary Lyon, Strath Haven, and the PPR dorms so that they don't have to make the uphill walk in the morning cold. The laziest of us — those only taking afternoon classes and enjoying the benefit of past-midday sleep — will have to resort to walking. The Morning Shuttle only operates until 9:30 a.m.
It's understandable — you don't want to walk home after a long day of class, not to mention after working in McCabe Library or the Parrish Parlors until two in the morning! That's why the Evening Shuttle is there, and why students find it so convenient. The Evening Shuttle is operated by the Department of Public Safety and is run by hired drivers, some of whom get to know the students pretty well. From six to nine, it leaves on a 20-minute basis; at nine, when passenger traffic increases, it runs every ten minutes.