CCAC North Campus to launch free shuttle service for students in the Perry Highway corridor

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Shuttle will offer transportation solutions and safe alternative to walking or biking

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County’s North Campus will offer a free shuttle service beginning in the spring 2018 semester to CCAC students along the Perry Highway corridor, north of West View. The campus is located in an area not directly served by the Port Authority. The shuttle will provide a connection to Port Authority resources, improving the quality of life and economic development for residents, businesses, nonprofits and others. The shuttle service will begin on January 16, the first day of spring classes.

This is an area that has not had service for a while, but infrastructure and topography make walking and bicycling these roads treacherous. Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, president of CCAC North Campus, said that the shuttle will enable students to enroll in programs that are only offered at CCAC North Campus, such as Data Analytics, ASL Interpreting and Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming, giving students the added opportunity to attend the campus’ new Innovation Lab that will open in January.

“We hope that this shuttle will address the need for safe and reliable transportation for CCAC North Campus students, alleviating an issue that may prevent them from attending college,” said Mullin-Sawicki.

The shuttle will make four runs Monday through Thursday during peak times in the morning and early afternoon, with stops near bus stops on Perrymont Road, Babcock Boulevard and Cumberland Road, before returning to North Campus. During inclement weather, the shuttle will also transport students and faculty from the lower campus parking lot to the upper parking lot. 

View a map and schedule.

For more information, contact John Boehm at jboehm@ccac.edu or 412.369.3629.

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