Pitt State launches Gorilla Shuttle

  Tuesday, August 4, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Pitt State launches Gorilla Shuttle

 Getting across campus will become a bit easier for students and faculty this fall thanks to the launch of a new Gorilla Shuttle service. The service is the result of a partnership between Pittsburg State University Student Government Association and Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP).

“We have a great relationship with SEK-CAP,” said Steve Erwin, vice president for student life. “We currently work with them on several specific services including SafeRide, GusBus and GameDay Shuttles. Their transportation expertise has helped us put together a shuttle service that will really help our students and our community.”

The Gorilla Shuttle will run weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and focus solely on campus. Its route will include 10 stops and provide students with an easy way to travel between the eastern and western parts of campus.

“We’ve planned the route with students in mind,” said Erwin. “You’ll now be able to park in less congested areas on the perimeter of campus and grab the shuttle to class. It saves gas and reduces traffic congestion. It’s a win/win for everyone.”

The Gorilla Shuttle is latest in a long line of transportation services provided by Pittsburg State University and SEK-CAP. Current services include SafeRide, an on-demand after-hours shuttle service, GusBus, a limited shuttle service between campus and community and the Gorilla GameDay Shuttle, providing transportation within the city limits during home football games.

Pittsburg State also helps support the community-wide PACT bus system which provides transportation to residents and PSU students.  

The Gorilla Shuttle will begin service on Monday, August 17. Shuttle stops will be marked with bright yellow and red Gorilla Shuttle signs.



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