Lifton also discussed methods for improving campus security, addressing inefficiencies in 4-Ride and general safety concerns around campus.This is good news not only because he agrees that there are efficiency issues with 4-Ride, but also because he offers, coincidentally, a solution also offered on the "Sick of Waiting Around for 4-Ride" Facebook group, one of two campaigns created by GW students who have expressed frustration with the way 4-Ride currently runs.
“I think that the simple solution for long wait time is more 4-Ride vans,” Lifton said in response to many students who have reported waiting upwards of 45 minutes for a 4-Ride van to pick them up. “That said, I’m not sure about the feasibility of that immediately.”
What he says about the solution's immediate feasability is an important point: vans aren't cheap, and it will take a lot to convince the administration to utilize funds for this purpose. But change, as we have so often been told, isn't easy: it will take a lot to show the GW administration that there is an overwhelming demand for an expansion of 4-Ride services.
Want to join in the effort? Sign the petition and join the Facebook group - don't forget to invite all your friends! We will be presenting the petition to President Knapp once we acquire a sufficient number of signatures.
With your help, we can ensure that future GW students will have an efficient and expansive 4-Ride fleet to keep them safe.