Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Gone are the days that students are left stranded, working desperately to find a means of transportation to area stores and then back to the University campus. Thanks to Student Government Association (SGA) president, Austin Floyd, the SC State administration and Orangeburg County, SC State University has been added to the route for the Orangeburg-Calhoun Cross County Connection transit service. The route includes several stops on the SC State campus. Buses will also travel to stores and restaurants on Chestnut Street and near North Road. (Please see the attached map highlighting all stops on the University campus).
Dr. Charles N. Smith, vice-president for Student Affairs, has embraced the idea, which reinforces the University’s pedestrian campus. "It allows us to take some cars out of the equation, especially folks driving through academic areas. It also allows our faculty and staff to ride into the community without using their vehicles.”
The fare is $1 each way. Students and faculty may purchase a semester sticker for $40 that attaches to their ID, allowing them unlimited rides. A new sticker must be purchased each semester. The route runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and comes through campus four times per hour from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For additional information on the bus service added to the SC State campus, call the SGA Office at (803) 516-4712.