University Working to Expand jsuRIDE
Jacksonville State is working to expand its transportation system, jsuRIDE, to accommodate an influx of new users this fall.
Until now, a small fleet of vehicles has been shuttling students, by appointment, around campus and to local businesses. This fall, the system has seen its demand triple – with more than 1,200 students seeking regular transportation to their classes.
To address this surge in new users, a bus has been brought online this week to continuously circle campus and transport students to class. It will circulate between central campus – around Trustee Circle – to the outer perimeter of main campus. Pickup/dropoff locations include:
Internal Bus Routes
|Ayers Hall||0 Min|
|Sparkman Hall||1 Min|
|Mason/Pannell Hall||2 Min|
|Leone Cole||3 Min|
|Fitzpatrick/Curtiss Hall||3 Min|
|TMB Mail Center||4 Min|
|Colonial Arms||6 Min|
|Meehan Hall||7 Min|
|Salls Hall (Stop Sign)||9 min|
|Merrill/Brewer Hall||13 Min|
|Stone Center||14 Min|
|Ayers Hall||8 Min|
Service will start at 8 a.m. and run according to the minutes listed for every 20 minutes. Example: Sparkman 8:01, Mason/ Pannell 8:02, then Ayers Hall 8:30, Sparkman 8:31.
The university is working to add an additional bus to the fleet within the next week. Workers will continue to monitor demand and add new transportation options as needed.
Students who need transportation to JSU South, the CEPS Complex and local businesses will continue to be shuttled by van, on request. Appointments should be scheduled in the MyJaxState Mobile app.
The jsuRIDE system operates Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rides are provided at no additional cost to students, faculty and staff.