SARAH JACQUES / THE EAGLE
A blue route shuttle stopped unexpectedly in Ward Circle on Oct. 6 around 7 p.m. Vehicle maintenance staff did not find any mechanical problems after an inspection on Oct. 8, according to Assistant Director of Facilities Management Mark Feist.
The driver held all 40 passengers on the shuttle until Public Safety arrived to control traffic to help transfer the passengers safely to the back-up shuttle, according to Feist.
“We were on there for about 15 minutes,” Emily Watt, a sophomore in the School of International Service, said. “I was confused because the bus driver didn’t tell us much.”
After the passengers transferred into the other shuttle, the bus driver re-started the vehicle and returned it to the vehicle maintenance shop, Feist said.
The shuttle returned to the road after mechanics found nothing wrong during the inspection, according to Feist.
“If there was a real problem, then keeping us on the shuttle could have been dangerous,” Watt said. “But since it was nothing, the experience was just inconvenient.”