Major project underway

SGA gets discusses a new transit system and approves two organizations

By Cameron Niblock
On October 17, 2014

A new transit system was the main topic of conversation at the Student Government Association meeting, Oct. 13.

This transit system would provide students with a transportation alternative for those who don’t have a vehicle. This transit system would give students the opportunity to get around San Angelo easier and safer, Korean Student Association President, Jungmoote Yown, said.

Yown has been in the United States for eight months and said that it can be difficult to walk everywhere. For example, walking to the grocery store here in San Angelo can be dangerous given the traffic and lack of sidewalks.

The transits system would run, tentatively, from 5:30 p.m. on Friday to 1:30 a.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Major Hofheins, Concho Valley Transit representative, said.

The bus route can be run twice in an hour, Hofheins said. The transitruns at the same time as the Goodfellow Air Force Base transit system which provides students the option of switching between both transits if they wanted to go back to campus after a couple of stops. This would enable students to avoid the 35 minutes wait for the ASU transit to finish its route. He also said the transit system will be projected to run 22 hours a week with two buses if the transportation system is as popular with students as projected.

This resolution is the one of the biggest projects SGA has passed in last ten years, Jared Goecker, student body president, said. “It should be known that the funding will not come from an increase in student fees or a fee that students must pay to attend ASU,” Goecker said.

Fresh Fire-Apostolic Campus Ministries (FFACM) is new student organization that SGA approved.

The Apostolic Church follows the teachings of the Apostles doctrine of the Bible, specifically Acts 2:38, which is the driving scripture in the church. This group wants students to come to the studies and have a fun time while growing closer to God, Breanna Wood, FFACM president said.

“We want students to see a relationship with God,” Justin Henry Gonzales, FFACM vice president said.

SGA also approved the Speech Therapy Association to be a student organization on campus.

This program offers the opportunity for students who are interested in learning about different techniques attributed to speech therapy while, at the same time, getting hands on clinical experience, Stacey Good, Speech Therapy Association representative, said.

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