WHO HE IS: Bus Driver, Transportation
YEARS AT PENN: 32, through not
all as a driver. Cherry has also worked for Housekeeping and in the Automotive
HIS ROUTE: Cherry drives the eastbound
PTS shuttle, starting at Moravian Café on Walnut Street, up to
38th Street, over to Spruce Street and into Center City. He then loops
back around, from South to Walnut, ending up back in University City.
NUMBER OF PASSENGERS: On a typical
shift, Cherry drives six to seven loops around the route, picking up about
35 passengers each time. In a seven-day period, he carries about 1,500
people on his bus.
BUSIEST TIME: During high-peak
time, says Cherry, from 6 to 8 [p.m.]. As you know, when the
exams and testing are going on, our ridership increases.He also
expects an influx of riders during any sort of inclement weather, be it
rain or snow.
TO CONTACT: For schedules and
information, call 215-898-RIDE or go to: www.upenn.edu/transportation.
Originally published on January 13, 2005