Cougar Safe Rides to run limited schedule next semester

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

The Women’s Resource Center recently held its first trials of a new service to replace Women’s Transit, and will continue the program next semester.

After Women’s Transit ceased operations last spring, Women’s Resource Center Director Amy Sharp made it a priority to bring the program back by the end of her first semester.

Cougar Safe Rides saw its first test over the weekend of Nov. 30 through Dec. 3.

“We learned quite a bit from our trial run,” Sharp said. “We also learned about the pitfalls of apartment complexes and developing better maps of those areas.”

Cougar Safe Rides will continue operations, but will be unable to run seven days a week due to a lack of volunteer interest, Sharp said. There will be several volunteer training sessions throughout the month of January.

Operations will be Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.