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Policy makes bus situation even more aggravating

It seems that the Duke administration is doing all it can to make the already-difficult situation with campus buses even more aggravating to students.

The universal grumble is over the new bus monitors, who stand at the back doors to prevent passengers from entering there.

The only possible explanation for this is that they are trying to establish a smooth flow of passengers out the back door and in the front door.

While this is a fine idea in theory, in reality almost everyone gets off in the front, so while the back door stands empty and unused, the front door becomes a bottleneck, to the frustration of both exiting and entering passengers.

If the aim is to create a flow, the administration needs to make it clear to students that they should exit from the rear, instead of infuriating them by causing them to miss four or five buses in a row.

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