Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-01-111
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LP ; l i 4 II I i I i I' ,is .f j j - Srp ij : jj, .mmii, urn ,r in riM.mMMtMt DR. ALAN J. DAYLE Y handles one of numerous phone calls that flood his office since his reassignment in Pres. Bishops office. 'Dial-a-ride' successful in large Michigan city UPI (Ann Arbor) The Michigan community of Ann Arbor has found one solution to the public transportation problem choking many American cities. The solution : a door-to-door transit system called "Dial-a-ride." All a user has to do in this city of 100 thousand is phone in a request for service. Within minutes, usually less than 10, a bright purple minibus can be at his door to take him exactly where he wants to go in the city. The price: 25 cents. Dial-a-ride is actually the first step in a more comprehensive project called "Teltron" which is expected to completely overhaul the city's conventional bus system by 1975. A pilot project started in 1971 operated with three minibuses only in the southwest corner of the city. But it proved so successful that voters last April approved a proposal that nearly quadrupled the city's transportation budget to an estimated one and one-half million dollars annually for the new system. First major city Ann Arbor was the first major U.S. city to approve financing for such a mass transit package. But the Dial-a-ride concept has been used on either an experimental or small scale in other U.S. and Canadian cities since the late 1960s, according to Karl Gunther, director of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority. Dial-a-ride minibuses ultimately will serve as "feeders" to an express bus system that will become the backbone of Teltron. Under the plan, a person wanting to go crosstown would be picked up by a minibus that would rendezvous with a full-sized express bus. A second minibus on the other side of town would then meet the express bus to take the passenger to his location, all without the passengers having to stand and wait outside. Future plans Other future plans include the installation of 50 special telephones in locations throughout the city which will offer free and immediate contact with the dial-a-ride office. Several dozen bus shelters are to be erected throughout the city along the express routes. The system is not without a few bugs. - For example, a dispatcher may be annoyingly off in his estimate to a caller on the time he will be picked up. On the other hand the caller has to be ready and waiting for the bus when it does arrive, since it immediately must move on to its next passenger. But residents of the university town of Ann Arbor know what reliance on the automobile has done to the other cities, and they're giving the system a chance. Dr. Dayley assumes new WSC assignment Dr. Alan J. Dayley a Weber State College Psychology Professor and Dean of Students since 1965 has been assigned new administrative duties in the office of President Joseph L. Bishop. In his new duties, Dr. Dayley will aid the president by attending meetings of the Weber State College Institutional Council, working with the Utah State Board of Higher Education and the President's Council meetings. Special assignments He has also been assigned to work with the college vice presidents on special assignments from the President's office, provide additional coordination with Utah State legislators and assist in writing grant proposals for the college. Dean Dayley will not relinquish his title as Dean of Students until June of 1974. Dean Dayley said, "I have mixed emotions about leaving students, but I feel very positive about the new executive position, and I feel that it will provide a new dimension in my academic and administrative training." Student government As Dean of Students, Dr. Dayley has worked actively with Student Government sitting on Executive council, and the Student Senate before it was abolished under the New Constitution. He also participated on the Publications Board and the Union policy Board. He could usually be found at any one of the several meetings of student government on campus. Dr. Dayley came to Weber State in 1962 as Dean of Men and an instructor of Psychology. He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University in 1959, and his M.A. in 1961 and Ph.D. in 1964 from the University of Utah. He is married to the former JoAnn Barker and they have three children. Dr. Dayley 's duties as Dean of Students will be assumed by Dr. Richard Ulibarri and Darnel Haney from the Academic Development Office.First Stone deadline set The Signpost is once again seeking contributions for the creative arts supplement First Stone. The supplement is designed to bring Weber State College students a publication containing art, photography, poetry and short stories that have been created by members of the campus community, both students and faculty. Deadline for submitted material is Jan. 31. All written material must be typewritten in order to be considered for publication. Creative work submissions may be turned into the Signpost office, U.B. 267. The Signpost will accept both black-and-white as well as color material. ,ZT -.TV , V j; -,- - m mJ - j. - - , i T . . ; - """" ""' -, r""V" I I 1 DANGEROUS KOADS and weather have added to the traffic problems at. Weber State College. Koads in and around the campus are jammed both before S a.m. and during the muss exit from the college at noun.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-01-11, Vol. 33, No. 22|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|