Nevada State College and the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, February 24 at the East Las Vegas Library for their new Campus Commuter, a shuttle service available only to Nevada State and CSN students.
The shuttle service, a program initiated by Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall, will help address the transportation barrier for those who want to start or continue higher education. A 2019 survey conducted by the Lieutenant Governor’s office, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, CSN, CCSD and the Nevada System of Higher Education stated that 87 percent of prospective students and 76 percent of current students believe transportation is a barrier to starting or continuing college.
U.S. Congresswoman Susie Lee and Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall spoke at the ribbon cutting along with Las Vegas City Councilwoman Olivia Diaz, Nevada State College President Bart Patterson, and CSN President Federico Zaragoza.
Currently in the pilot phase, the Campus Commuter has fixed routes connecting each of the four college campuses with pick up and drop off locations at the three main CSN campuses, Nevada State College and the East Las Vegas Library. Students are able to download an app to track the shuttles’ location in real time. Each shuttle offers free Wi-Fi and can accommodate 24 passengers.
For more information about the Campus Commuter, visit nsc.edu/campuscommuter.