City of Hope has begun a bus service to shuttle staff members between the Duarte campus and the new Flower Building nearby.
Trams accommodate 10 passengers and make six stops on the campus before heading to the Flower Building, located just northeast of campus.
City of Hope purchased the Flower Building, located at 1710 Flower Avenue in Duarte, to house new laboratory facilities for the institution’s expanding research programs.
Service is available Monday through Friday and runs from 9 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. The bus travels counter-clockwise around the campus and completes the route about every 20 minutes.
The first shuttle leaves its stop in front of the cafeteria on Ben Horowitz Drive at 9 a.m. and arrives at the Flower Building at 9:05 a.m. The last shuttle leaves the Flower Building at 5:05 and arrives near the Visitor Center at 5:10 p.m.
The driver will take a morning and afternoon break, as well as a 30-minute lunch break from 1:05 p.m. to 1:35 p.m., resulting in three pauses in service. Just prior to each break, the driver will drop off any remaining passengers from the Flower Building — but will not pick up any new passengers until after the break.
Passengers are advised that the driver will not wait beyond the designated departure time for each stop. Staff members are monitoring use of the shuttle, and the schedule may be subject to change in the future based upon usage data. Any substantial changes to the schedule will be communicated in advance through e-mail. The shuttle will not run on holidays.
For more information, please email Jim Bolen or Gary Ward.