The point of this letter is not to start a huge problem, but to get some help from students, fellow staff, alumni who aren't aware of these changes. Since van service has moved to a new program using TransLoc--the same app that is used to track the buses--more students and staff than ever will see that a van service is available. With only four to six van drivers, though, I anticipate wait times will be through the roof; some students and staff might end up taking the dangerous walk to their car or dorm/apartment late at night. It's unfair to keep van service employees pressurized by a constant queue, and unfair to the people who depend on van service to travel at night. I feel a lot can be changed for the better, and hope the Duke community can come together as one voice.
Daniel Bradford is a Duke van service driver.
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