Beginning in fall 2015, Bucknell University will introduce a late-night shuttle to help safely transport Bucknell students to services and facilities both on and off campus.

The anticipated route will enhance access to the perimeter of campus, Bertrand Library, new uphill residences, the Art Barn, the Mods, KLARC, Tustin, 6th and St. George Streets, downhill and downtown residences, and Market Street - including the Campus Theatre, Downtown Gallery, Barnes & Noble and Bucknell University Bookstore, and many Lewisburg merchants.

Proposed hours of operation for the ADA-compliant shuttle will begin at 9 p.m. and end at 11:55 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 1:55 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The shuttle will maintain a consistent one-hour route with 5-minute stops.

Students can download an app that uses GPS technology to show shuttle routes and the real-time location of the student and shuttle. The app is available on myBucknell and the University website.

Once the new shuttle is active, the Division of Student Affairs will conduct assessments of ridership efficiency, satisfaction, student safety and patterns of utilized buildings and services.

Feedback, review and response

The Division of Student Affairs conducted a thorough review of University transportation services in response to feedback from students and members of the Parents Association Board of Directors.

The review included a survey of 23 institutions, academic literature and webinars, conversations with transportation leadership at a variety of institutions, and a study of University services and hours of operation.

The review found that adding a late-night transportation option can include increased student satisfaction and enhanced safety to the student population as a whole, as well as the surrounding community. 

For more information or questions, contact Glenn Fisher, director of card services & student transit, at or 570-577-1921.