The Lion's Roar

Updates at D Vickers parking lot

A turning lane was added to the parking lot behind D Vickers Hall in order to keep pedestrians and other drivers safe.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2020

Recently, updates were made to the parking lot behind D Vickers. The road between D Vickers and the Kinesiology building was modified as well. Due to safety concerns brought to the university committee, a turning lane was installed in order to promote pedestrian safety. Gary Prescott, director of Tran...

Transportation Services’ implements safety measures on all shuttles

The Lion Traxx has been operating this semester after taking several precautionary measures. The shuttles will only have two active stops this semester.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2020

Over the summer, Lion Traxx implemented new safety precautions following statewide efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus on campus.  Capacity on the shuttles has been cut in half, disinfection concludes each shift and passengers undergo symptom checks before boarding, according to Gary P...

Transportation Services registers bicycles

Student’s bicycles are chained to a bike rack outside of St. Tammany Residence Hall. To use a bicycle on campus, students must register their bicycle with the Office of Transportation Services.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

Safety is paramount for all kinds of vehicles, including bicycles. In order to better ensure the safety of all students, the Office of Transportation Services requires all bikes to be registered through the university. The requirement of registering bikes to be used on campus has been made compulsory...

What happens in the Lion Traxx shuttles: a driver’s perspective

Bus drivers of the Lion Traxx shuttle service attributed their favorite part of the job to meeting and interacting with students. The shuttle service operates from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019

Since its start over a decade ago, thousands of students have used the Lion Traxx shuttle service.    Gary Prescott, director of Transportation Services, enjoys interacting with students using Lion Traxx. “There is a lot of fun times with the students, and seeing them get on with their friends and ...

Mandatory bike registration

Transportation Services is looking at places on campus where more bicycle racks could benefit both students and faculty following the instituted bicycle policy that will require registration starting on Jan. 1, 2019.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

Once an optional process, students and faculty should make a note about the university’s new policy that requires bikes used on campus to be registered with the university. According to Director of Transportation Services Gary Prescott, the policy was made effective by the Office of Student Affairs...