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I am a current law student at Lewis & Clark. Over the course of the past several years, the school has seemingly taken steps that are contradictory to its purported commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness, particularly through cutbacks to the transportation options offered to students. The school has drastically cut back the shuttle service it used to offer (and TriMet has not stepped up to the plate to fill the void in service - FYI, TriMet service is not frequent enough to be a useful alternative), forcing students to commute to school every day in single occupancy vehicles. As you know, the location of the school makes it difficult to access by other means. The parking fees we pay were originally put in place to fund the transportation service, yet now we still pay the fees but do not have the same transportation. The school is redirecting the parking money to other uses. The school administration has been entirely unresponsive to the objections frequently expressed by students and neighbors to the transportation cutbacks. The law school student body has been working tirelessly to try to get our transportation re-implemented, but the school does not seem to think this is a priority. As our new president, what will you do to improve student access to and from campus? Will you re-implement our full shuttle service so that students have an environmentally friendly method of getting to and from the school?
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