Wednesday, April 22, 2020

James Hughes (BBA20) is one of the student employees at CAMBUS that are making sure transportation is not a barrier for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) health care workers.

While service routes to main campus have been cut drastically because of the sharp decline in ridership, CAMBUS has been deemed an essential service by the University’s critical incident management team to ensure hospital employees can reliably commute to work from outlying parking lots. CAMBUS has also been flexible, reassigning several drivers to help the UIHC keep up with clean linen delivery.

“COVID-19 has made lots of campus partners/organizations/departments understand the importance of the service that CAMBUS provides to our campus,” said Hughes, a marketing and management major who started driving for CAMBUS as a freshman and is now a scheduling supervisor.

“Many students know CAMBUS as a way to get to class or downtown, but don’t know that we also transport thousands of UIHC employees daily.”

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have a new appreciation for access to food, health care, and reliable, safe transportation. In the case of CAMBUS, they truly keep campus moving.


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