By: Sam Shelton, Senior Editor
Last week, our survival guide issue didn’t touch much on the topic of shuttles and off-campus transportation. But never fear, an avid shuttle-rider and public transportation-reliant is here.
Long story short, the free off-campus shuttles cater to a wide variety of neighborhoods and locations nearby.
Current routes include shuttles to Timonium/Cockeysville, Goucher, Kenilworth, Loch Raven and Rodgers Forge, in addition to on-campus routes and the Tiger in Town bus, which serves downtown Towson.
In addition to the Tiger in Town route, which already heads along York Road and around the Towsontown Center mall, the University is looking to add an additional York Road/Southerly route this fall, per the University’s website.
According to the site, the route will serve Uptown Towson and residential areas of Southerly Road and will begin circulating during the second half of the semester.
For more on this story, you can check back in with us here at The Towerlight in the coming weeks, but for now, here’s what you need to know about the shuttles.
They are free. They are convenient. And they are usually on time.
To make the most of your shuttle-riding experience, keep your OneCard (which you’ll need to show shuttle drivers in order to board) handy and get a feel for where the stops are before you need to use them.
On and off-campus shuttle stops are listed through the University’s website along with projected schedules and arrival times.
It’s also good to know that the shuttles can get a little crowded at peak hours (usually around 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.).
Plan accordingly and be prepared to face standing room only.