EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Out of all of the Big Ten schools, it’s MSU’s East Lansing campus that’s the largest for students to walk.
But walking miles to and from class, especially late at night, has some students feeling unsafe.
Now the MSU student government is looking to change that by providing free car rides for students to get where they need to go.
The student body is allocating $57,000 to provide a free taxi like service for students looking to get to and from campus, safely.
According to a student government survey 20 percent of students feel unsafe walking home at night on campus, 37 percent off campus.
The safe ride service would give students the option to get a free ride home wherever and whenever they need it.
“Whether it’s their dorm to an apartment off campus or the library to cedar village it will transport them and it will be at no cost to cedar village at all,” said Gregory Jackson, vp, Finance ASMSU.
The program will be tested in the fall. For now members of the student government are working on a contract with a transportation company to get the wheels on this project rolling.