Katzenbach bus stop relocated after accident


After a Rutgers student was hit by a car near the Katzenbach bus stop on Douglass campus Saturday night, the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services implemented the move to shift the bus stop 90 feet away from its original location towards the crosswalk.

As of noon yesterday, the old bus stop has been covered with yellow tape and a snow fence across the front lawn of the old bus stop. A bus stop sign has been placed at the temporary stop to ensure students are aware of the location. 

While the resolution to renovate the bus stop was passed in fall 2013, Jamila White, president of the Douglass Governing Council, received an email on Feb. 4 from Jacquelyn Litt, dean of the Douglass Residential College, that Rutgers had plans for the site, according to a previous article published in The Daily Targum.

Jack Molenaar, director of the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services, said a meeting with the DGC was held on Tuesday night to agree to move the location so renovation can begin. The renovated bus stop will include a NextBus screen and a security camera.

“Since everyone had already agreed on moving it, we just thought to move it,” Molenaar said. “It seems that it’s working.”

He said construction for the new bus stop should be completed this semester.


By Vaishali Gauba

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