Tony Caravano and Will Quick describe the development of the Red Terror Transit bus line from idea to implementation. Interview on November 4, 2011. (2:05)


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Tony Caravono: At NC State there were a couple of things that you saw on your way to a game. You saw a ton of people walking and they looked really tired. 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:06.882
They were not getting into the game on time because a ton of the people that were walking were freshmen and they weren't getting to the student section but they had great seats, 00:00:06.882 - 00:00:15.327
so they'd be late to games. They also missed out on the community piece, right? Everyone is there tailgating. 00:00:15.327 - 00:00:22.619
Tailgating is part of the culture here and they were missing out on that. 00:00:22.619 - 00:00:25.236
So we wanted to provide some sort of transportation from campus, not just for freshmen, but from campus for whomever wanted to be involved, 00:00:25.236 - 00:00:33.082
Phillips, he served with me and I think- Will Quick: He served with me too. Tony Caravano: -with you as well. Will Quick: Same role. Tony Caravano: He might have done three or four years in the same role. 00:00:33.082 - 00:00:42.638
He pulled it together. This guy was brilliant in working with transportation, working with the administration 00:00:42.638 - 00:00:49.015
and taking the vision that we had and getting it going on the ground, and it basically went from campus to the game and in a loop and got folks back and forth safely. 00:00:49.015 - 00:00:58.097
Will Quick: We extended it to basketball during my time as student body president 00:00:58.097 - 00:01:04.028
and sort of worked to try and solidify some of the funding. That's one of the things about student government and the way it works. 00:01:04.028 - 00:01:12.804
The way it should work is that someone starts something-. So Tony has this great idea about Red Terror Transit, 00:01:12.804 - 00:01:18.974
and then somebody else comes along and maybe it doesn't get as much attention and it falls off but it was a good idea. 00:01:18.974 - 00:01:26.063
Well I was two years after Tony when I was actually student body president but I was still involved and the Red Terror Transit was still going on, 00:01:26.063 - 00:01:33.629
so we build on the program, we add basketball and we try to work with the Wolfpack Club and transportation to make it a more set structure 00:01:33.629 - 00:01:42.981
so that if someone two or three years down the road doesn't have as big a focus on that, that it continues. 00:01:42.981 - 00:01:49.372
So a lot of that was, how do we make this something that's a tradition at NC State, 00:01:49.372 - 00:01:55.305
and it's still running and it's still there and it's still got a lot of people riding it. 00:01:55.305 - 00:02:04.778

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