BruinBus plans to change its routes and add additional stops starting April 16.
BruinBus, a year-round bus service students and faculty can use to travel around campus and areas near UCLA, will operate two new routes in clockwise and counterclockwise loops, according to UCLA Transportation.
The new U1 route, replacing the campus shuttle, will operate in a counterclockwise direction with limited stops from Weyburn Terrace to Wyton Drive through Parking Lot 36 and Westwood Village, and regular stops on the way back toward Weyburn Terrace. The new U2 route will replace the Wilshire shuttle and add four new stops to its clockwise route. It will make limited stops from Wyton Drive to Wilshire Center, and regular stops on its way back to Wyton Drive via Westwood Boulevard.
The two routes will include a new bus stop at Wyton Drive on Charles E. Young Drive East, replacing the current stop at Macgowan Hall, and will increase access to northeast campus, according to UCLA Transportation. The U2 route will have new stops at the Botany Building, Westholme Avenue at Hilgard Avenue and Geffen Hall. BruinBus will also rename its University Apartments shuttle route to U4, which will use the two new stops at the Botany Building and Wyton Drive.
BruinBus will also be adding more buses to its routes during peak morning and afternoon hours Tuesdays and Thursdays to meet the increased demand.
Some students said they think the new changes, especially adding more service during busy hours and connecting new places on campus, will make BruinBus more convenient for students.
Danny Vu, a third-year biology student, said he thinks the new stop on Wyton Drive on Charles E. Young Drive East connecting the School of Law will be helpful because he knows a lot of law school students who use BruinBus.
Ben Xu, a fourth-year mathematics student, said he thinks adding more service at peak times would be especially helpful for him because he uses BruinBus often. He added he hopes BruinBus will add routes near grocery stores in the future.
“I often have to wait for a long time when it’s busy. More service would definitely help with that,” he said.