New transportation program begins on PCC's first day

New transportation program begins on PCC's first day

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A free shuttle service began taking Pima Community College students to classes this morning.

It is called the Aztec Shuttle and it will be rolling between campuses this morning and again this afternoon.

Both PCC students and employees can get on and use it for free with their school ID card.

The shuttle will run once in the morning, starting at Old Main on the U of A campus, then head to PCC

Downtown campus, the West campus and ending at the Desert Vista campus.  In the afternoon the shuttle will run the route in reverse. The shuttle will run Monday through Thursday, twice a day.  Right now there is room for 14 people to ride the shuttle, with a wheelchair lift.

All of this began several years ago after students told PCC officials they wanted more transportation options.    In a survey of 2,000 students, many said they would use a shuttle if offered.

PCC is using an outside vendor, and will pay about $80,000 a year for the service.  However, this is a pilot program, which could go bigger or could go smaller as soon as the spring semester. It all depends on how many use the new shuttle.

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