Free Shuttle Enhances College’s Connection
UC Blue Ash College begins a free shuttle service this fall in an effort to enhance the student experience and literally reflect the “We’re all UC” theme.
By: Ginny Hizer
Phone: (513) 745-5706
A new shuttle service will transport anyone with a current, valid University of Cincinnati ID (including students, faculty and staff) between the uptown campus and UC Blue Ash College (formerly Raymond Walters College).
According to UC Blue Ash College Dean Cady Short-Thompson, "We hope that this shuttle will be a convenient way to connect students, faculty and staff on the two campuses to one another - building new interactions, opportunities, partnerships and relationships within the University of Cincinnati."
The service will run this academic year beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14 through June 12, 2012, and folks will ride in style, as the shuttle is a 54-passenger bus (similar to a Greyhound-type bus) with WIFI, padded seats, air conditioning and GPS.
The shuttle will travel back and forth from Clifton to Blue Ash throughout the day Monday through Friday, with the first scheduled pick up at the Uptown Campus in Clifton at 8 a.m. and the final pick up at UC Blue Ash at 9:30 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, and final pick up at UC Blue Ash at 5 p.m. on Friday. The bus will not run on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays—but will run during break weeks. The bus route will run nonstop, directly from the Recreation Center circle on the Uptown Campus in Clifton via I-71 to Ronald Reagan Highway to the circle in the main drive of the UC Blue Ash College (in front of SAHB/Walters Hall).
A bus schedule will be updated continuously with real-time arrival data via GPS on the web at http://m.uc.edu/webapps/Shuttle/Route/List, allowing riders to conveniently track the shuttle from mobile devices or laptops.