After a recent review of the Transpo weekend bus system, student government officials said the initiative has been a “popular” and much-appreciated service for students since it began operations Dec. 4, 2009.Student body president Grant Schmidt said he is pleased with the ongoing value Transpo has provided to members of the Notre Dame community by enabling Notre Dame students to travel to popular off-campus establishments for free.“Overall I think that this has been a great collaboration with Transpo and essentially, the city of South Bend,” Schmidt said. “It’ been a convenient way for students to go off campus and a safe means of them getting home.”On the first Friday Transpo was available, 496 Notre Dame students used the service. Since the second weekend of operation, the number of riders has consistently totaled roughly 150 students on Fridays and Saturdays, with the only major decreases occurring on the weekends of midterms and finals.The high rider numbers have led to a certain amount of foot traffic at pick-up locations near the local restaurants and bars Transpo serves, Schmidt said.“All of the establishments on the Transpo route seem to have a heavy amount of traffic, especially during late-night hours when demand is high for a cab,” he said.Schmidt said the Transpo system came from a student government concern about safety of students traveling to off-campus venues. After the Jan. 17 assault of three Notre Dame students who were waiting for the Transpo bus, Schmidt said student government has taken additional measures to ensure the continued safety of students using Transpo.“The day after that happened, I talked to Transpo about how to address future incidents,” he said. “Student government also printed maps on cards with the Transpo route and times on it. It was one initial way to inform students of where they should be and at what time.”Schmidt said the incident was “extremely unfortunate” but pointed out it was the only violent altercation that has occurred in relation to Transpo.Ryan Brellenthin, Schmidt’s chief of staff, said the exchange was regrettable but overall, Transpo has been a “phenomenal” service over the past few months.“From the beginning, Transpo has been all about safety of students when they are off campus,” Brellenthin said. “The incident was isolated and I think people would be hard-pressed to say that Transpo caused the incident.”As a result, student government has taken steps to ensure University students are never waiting around for the bus and thereby exposing themselves to potentially danger
QPR are hoping recent signing Loic Remy will return to full training early next week.The striker has missed Rangers’ last two matches – a goalless draw at home to Norwich and a 4-1 defeat at Swansea – with a groin problem.Remy has sat out training sessions in Dubai, where the squad have been based this week in preparation for next Saturday’s match against Manchester United.He is due to be assessed on Monday morning to see whether he has a realistic chance of facing the Premier League leaders.Meanwhile, Junior Hoilett is back in training following a hamstring injury.See also:Worried Rangers to assess Remy groin 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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Lakhs of people residing in Odisha’s forested regions are panicked over possible eviction from their homeland in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent order on the Forest Rights Act. A total of 1,45,524 applications seeking recognition of Individual Forest Rights (IFR) have been rejected in the State by the Supreme Court.“The State government must come to our rescue and help review our applications immediately,” said Khageshwar Majhi of Gadiajore village under Nuapada district, whose application has been rejected.Activists, however, felt that four months may be too little time to complete verification, re-verification or review process pending with the State government.“Lack of sufficient evidence has been found to be the cause of rejection in 50,492 applications. People residing in forest areas belong to the lowest strata of society. They have no knowledge of documenting their properties. Under this circumstance, considerate view should be taken while reviewing their claims,” said Y. Giri Rao, a leading activist for people’s right on forest resources. He said the statutory time frame provided for the review of rejected applications at the gram sabha, sub-divisional and district levels would take around 200 days.