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Wichita Transit to increase service to the WSU main campus

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Share

Wichita Transit and Wichita State University have partnered to provide greater access and better service for WSU students, faculty and staff. 

Beginning Monday, Aug. 18 -- the first day of the fall semester -- Wichita Transit’s East 17th Street route will run through the Wichita State University main campus instead of around it. 

Wichita Transit buses will use existing WSU Shuttle System bus shelters to provide two inbound and two outbound stops on campus. Currently, the 17th Street route offers only one stop serving WSU, located on the south edge of campus near the Coleman Tennis Complex. That stop will be discontinued.

The new outbound route will enter the main campus from 17th Street at Fairmount and make Perimeter Road stops at Duerksen Fine Arts Center and Hubbard Hall before exiting onto 21st Street at Yale. 

The new inbound route will enter the main campus from 21st Street at Mike Oatman Drive with stops at the Marcus Welcome Center/Eck Stadium and Elliott Hall and exit onto 17th Street at Fairmount.

The goal of the partnership is to provide better access for WSU students, faculty and staff in an effort to encourage them to consider riding transit to and from campus. 

Wichita Transit buses will arrive on campus every 30 minutes during peak times (roughly 6-10 a.m. and 3:30-7 p.m. on weekdays) and every hour at off-peak times and on Saturday. City buses do not operate on Sundays or holidays.  

All Wichita Transit buses are equipped free wi-fi and bike racks.

Those wishing to ride the bus can purchase semester passes that provide unlimited rides on all Wichita Transit routes for the entire semester.

Visit www.wichitatransit.org for more information on fare options and pricing, route maps and timetables. 

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Created on Tuesday, August 12, 2014; Last modified on Wednesday, August 13, 2014