New 'Meet and Greet' service available

October 5, 2004

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Campus Services has instituted a new "Meet and Greet" service to provide ground transportation for official campus guests between Bradley International Airport and UMass Amherst as well as other destinations in Massachusetts.

The service was developed after some campus guests expressing an interest in being greeted by someone from the UMass Amherst community rather than a driver from one of the local ground transportation companies. Additionally, some campus staff who frequently travel to other UMass campuses or Boston have expressed interest in a driver service.

To respond to those requests, the UMass Transit Service has expanded its Field Trip Service to include the new Meet and Greet service.

The service links the Amherst campus and the President''s Office in Boston, Shrewsbury, Bradley Airport, the Springfield Amtrak Station, and other destintations in Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden counties. Transportation is by sedan or van.

Payments must be made using a university recharge and trips must be scheduled at least three business days in advance.

The website http://www.umass.edu/campus_services/meetandgreet/ should provide helpful information about this new service. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Diana Noble at 545-2498.