Campus Connector shuttle starts Tuesday; park and ride stops postponed

You can get on the bus starting Tuesday, Sept 3 at UFV.

The Student Union Society and UFV are partnering to launch a Campus Connector shuttle bus service that will link the Abbotsford and Chilliwack (Canada Education Park) campuses of the university.

The Campus Connector, a partnership between the university and the Student Union Society, will run 15 times a day both ways from Monday to Thursday, and eight times a day on Fridays. The shuttle service will consist of two 20-passenger, wheelchair-accessible buses.

It will allow students who live in Abbotsford to get to classes at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park, including the Trades and Technology Centre. And it will provide Chilliwack students with transit access to the Abbotsford campus on King Road. In Abbotsford, you can catch the shuttle outside the entrance to the Peter Jones Learning Common in the transit loop. At the Chilliwack campus at CEP it is behind Building A on Givenchy Ave (near Building V). At the Trades and Technology Centre there is curbside service.

Initial plans had the shuttle stopping at the park and rides at McCallum Road in Abbotsford and Lickman Road in Chilliwack, but liability issues have put those stops on hold for the time being. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working hard with all parties involved to resolve these difficulties as soon as possible.

Students will not have to pay when boarding the bus. UFV students voted to support the shuttle bus in a referendum this spring, with part of the cost to run the service incorporated into their student fees, and the remainder supported by UFV.

Riders are required to show their valid student or employee identification to use the shuttle and students using the shuttle will have first priority for boarding.

The Campus Connector addresses a long-standing transportation challenge between the UFV campuses in the communities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

A full schedule for the Campus Connector shuttle can be downloaded here: Shuttle Bus ScheduleNote: the schedule has changed slightly due to the removal of the park and ride stops.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of the Campus Connector. For more information please visit us at www.ufv.ca/shuttlebus and follow us on Twitter at @ufvshuttle.

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