Northern Iowa Student Government

Panther Shuttle Update

By: Carl Reitz on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:41

Hello Panthers!

It is with great excitement that I type the words "welcome back" as I look forward to seeing you all on campus in less than two weeks! To all incoming freshmen and transfer students, campus is excited for your arrival this fall and I look forward to seeing you again after speaking with you at orientation. My name is Kevin Gartman - a senior business teaching major from Waukee, Iowa - and I am your student body president for the 2014-15 school year. 

With costs constantly rising, it is my priority to keep student fees controlled. My vice president, Paul Andersen, and I have been hard at work this summer to refine the Panther Shuttle while keeping costs down for students. There are a few changes to the Panther Shuttle that you can expect this fall:

  • With many concerns voiced about the Panther Shuttle running late, we have redesigned a new 35-minute route that should consistently run on-time. The new schedule will be shown on the bus stop signs which will be updated before school starts.

  • Two new sponsors have been added to help keep the Panther Shuttle financially stable. I am excited to work with Hillcrest Park Apartments and University Mills Apartments this year.

  • With the addition of this new sponsorship, a new stop will be made at the Hillcrest Apartment clubhouse so students can wait inside for the shuttle during cold or other poor weather conditions.

  • Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a sponsorship from Campus Court Apartments so the Panther Shuttle will no longer be stopping there. The weekend SafeRide will not be affected.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns I encourage you to reach out to me via email ( or office phone (319-273-2651).

See you all soon!

Kevin Gartman

Student Body President, Northern Iowa Student Government