Quinnipiac University shuttle buses are a common site in Mount Carmel as the university strives to provide transportation for resident students so they don't have to drive their own cars to class.
But issues have arose in the area of New and Ives street where the shuttles are reportedly traveling too fast for the conditions of the roads.
Police Chief Thomas Wydra said at a recent Police Commission meeting that he has received complaints about the shuttles.
"I've been thinking about this in depth because it needs to be addressed," comission chairman Michael Iezzi said.
There is supposed to be an agreement in place outlining how the shuttles will operate, Wydra said, but no one has been able to produce that document.
"We can certainly deploy a person at the intersection at the times recommended," he said, "but I would prefer in advance of that we communicate with Quinnipiac and the bus compay and do research as to what agreement is in place.
"It may be a matter of the drivers now adhering to an agreement that is in place," he said.
"I still think we can take immediate action," Iezzi said. "If buses are goign through there calmly, there probably wouldn't be a problem, so I think we should do some enforcement first with the drivers knowing we will be there.
"Secondly, we can continue that while we are looking for the agreement," he said.
Legislative Council president Judi Kozak said she has heard about a policy that has been refered to addressing the issue.
"It would be interesting to see if there is a document so we can see what the policy is so the police can enforce wht they are authorized to," said Town Attorney Sue Gruen.
The police can enforce the law regardless of the alleged policy, Gruen noted.
Recently six new shuttles -- four large ones and two smaller ones -- were put into service, the Quinnipiac Chronicle reports.
The shuttle buses have become an issue for residents because students living on the York Hill campus are supposed to be using them to go to class rather than drive their own cars between there and the Mount Carmel campus.
Students have complained that it is difficult to get to classes on time -- especially those held on the North Haven campus -- when they are not allowed to drive their own cars. Currently there is no shuttle service between the Hamden and North Haven campuses.