ASU begins new semester with new shuttle service

ASU begins new semester with new shuttle service
Several students were on the first ride (Source: WALB)
Several students were on the first ride (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University faculty and students now have a new way to get to and from the two campuses.

The first Ram Rush shuttle took place early Monday morning.

Ram Rush is ASU's newest transportation system that gets staff and students from the Radium Campus to the Gillionville Campus and vice versa.

Immediately after the consolidation of ASU and Darton State College, school leaders found that many students didn't have personal cars and found it hard to travel among the two campuses.

So university leaders partnered with the City of Albany to create Ram Rush.

"There's no sense in providing duplicated services when the service already exists," said ASU's Senior Vice President of Admissions Shawn McGee.

The partnership also included some help from some student leaders who will continue to develop the shuttle service.

"The sides of the bus will have the ASU logo or possibly an ASU emoji," said ASU SGA President Andre Armour. "The back will have the City of Albany logo. We have a lot of students that have their own ideas, so we're going to do our best to make sure everyone's voice is heard."

The service is available to staff and students, they just need to show their school identification card when they board the bus.

Ram Rush operates Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For bus information, like where to board, download RouteShout 2.0. It's available wherever you get your apps.

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