On March 18 we announced the suspension of the Campus Commuter shuttle service in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As planning for the Fall 2020 semester continues, we want to keep our students, faculty, and community partners apprised of the status of the pilot and its future.
Today, we are announcing the Campus Commuter will not be operational during the Fall 2020 semester. It is our hope the pilot program will resume service when it can be both safe and successful in its operations. Given the rapidly evolving pandemic in Nevada and throughout the country, we cannot commit to a specific timeframe on when the pilot program will resume.
We started the pilot program in response to students expressing the need for more transportation options to campus. During its eight weeks in operation, the Campus Commuter provided 825 rides. Ridership showed growth week-to-week, peaking at 217 rides from March 2-6 before its suspension of service on March 18.
Like any transportation pilot program, we need to be able to capture accurate ridership data to set goals, plan routes, and determine demand for it to be successful. Over the coming weeks, we plan to work together to evaluate the program and determine how it might best service students in the future if health conditions permit.
Finally, we’d like to thank Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall, the RTC of Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas–Clark County Library District for their support of this program. This pilot is the work of numerous individual contributions and we are grateful for their time, energy, and effort in helping move this project forward.
About the Campus Commuter
Campus Commuter is an express shuttle service in partnership with Nevada State College and the College of Southern Nevada. During the pilot phase, the program will consist of two fixed routes connecting each of the four college campuses. There is one 24-passenger shuttle dedicated to the Blue Line (between CSN Charleston & CSN North Las Vegas), and two 24-passenger shuttles assigned to the Black Line (between Nevada State College & CSN North Las Vegas). Students need to show their Nevada State College ID to ride the shuttle. Service was suspended beginning on March 18 until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.