The University of Findlay announced today plans to build a six-car monorail transportation system on campus.
“We are so excited about the monorail project,” said Marcia Latta, Ph.D., vice president of University advancement. “We’re going to be ‘trainsetters’ here at The University of Findlay … Our alumni and donors are so excited about this project.”
The University will initially build the monorail system on the main campus at 1000 N. Main St., with plans to continue the transportation system through downtown Findlay and to both of the University’s farms.
Lydia Mihalik, UF alumna and mayor of the city of Findlay, supports the building plan to help revitalize downtown.
The decision to add a monorail system to campus came out of students’ concern for lack of parking, which sometimes necessitates a student walk for as much as 10 minutes from building to building – making some students consistently late for classes. The administration is taking a student-centered approach to strategic decision making, and the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposal.
“Putting in a monorail system on campus will be great, since we’re such a large campus,” said one undergraduate student.
“It’s kind of like our own version of Disney World,” said Latta. “Instead of Mickey Mouse, we have Derrick!”