The new campuswide bus system launched Monday, replacing the Campus Ride and Campus Escort services. Information on routes, tracking buses and frequently asked questions can be found at www.uab.edu/blazerexpress.
Parking and transit improvements planned for 2017 will be time-saversChanges in parking lot assignments and transit routes after the first of the year will add convenience and save time for employees and students who park in remote lots.Pedestrian bridge at SON, LHL to close for construction Oct. 10Beginning Oct. 10, the pedestrian bridge connecting the Lister Hill Library to the School of Nursing will be closed due to construction on the school. The bridge and SON plaza will remain closed until the project is completed in June 2018. Pedestrians are encouraged to use the crosswalks at 16th or 18th streets as alternate routes.Help shape the future of parking and transportationUAB Parking & Transportation Services is hosting several public events to hear opinions about riding, driving, pedaling and parking on campus and to listen to ideas for improvement. These are part of a campuswide parking and transportation study UAB will be conducting through summer.Construction to temporarily close lanes on University BoulevardBeginning Oct. 19, portions of University Boulevard between 14th and 16th streets will be closed for construction associated with expansion of the Greenway adjacent to the new Hill Student Center.Colorful Agam sculpture returns to Callahan Eye Hospital
After restoration, Yaacov Agam’s “Complex Vision” once again adorns the Callahan Eye Hospital.Soccer to get a new home fieldThe UA System Board of Trustees approved the construction of BBVA Compass Field for UAB Men’s and Women’s Soccer. Located south of University Boulevard just east of I-65, the field — to be ready by fall 2015 — will be the first impression visitors encounter as they enter campus from I-65.Future home for School of Business, innovation approved by trusteesPhase I planning will proceed for the new Collat School of Business building, which also will house the B.L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It will provide multidimensional learning and collaborative spaces, plus labs for behavioral research and sales presentations, study rooms and more.New building ahead for School of BusinessMedical Properties Trust Inc. has donated $1 million to UAB as a lead gift in funding a state-of-the-art building for the Collat School of Business and Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.Work on University Boulevard to end before fall classes beginAlabama Power's work to improve power reliability for the campus, which has closed one lane between 14th Street and 15th Street on University Boulevard, will be finished before classes begin in the fall.New residence hall to welcome incoming freshmen in fall 2015
The second-largest residence hall on UAB’s campus — with 714 beds — is scheduled to be completed in time for fall 2015 semester. The $46 million, 217,000-square-foot residence hall is an answer to an ever-increasing need for campus housing.
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