Status Update Regarding the Campus Commuter

On March 18 we announced the suspension of the Campus Commuter shuttle service in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As planning for the Fall 2020 semester continues, we want to keep our students, faculty, and community partners apprised of the status of the pilot and its future.

Today, we are announcing the Campus Commuter will not be operational during the Fall 2020 semester. It is our hope the pilot program will resume service when it can be both safe and successful in its operations. Given the rapidly evolving pandemic in Nevada and throughout the country, we cannot commit to a specific timeframe on when the pilot program will resume.

We started the pilot program in response to students expressing the need for more transportation options to campus. During its eight weeks in operation, the Campus Commuter provided 825 rides. Ridership showed growth week-to-week, peaking at 217 rides from March 2-6 before its suspension of service on March 18.

Like any transportation pilot program, we need to be able to capture accurate ridership data to set goals, plan routes, and determine demand for it to be successful. Over the coming weeks, we plan to work together to evaluate the program and determine how it might best service students in the future if health conditions permit.

Finally, we’d like to thank Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall, the RTC of Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas–Clark County Library District for their support of this program. This pilot is the work of numerous individual contributions and we are grateful for their time, energy, and effort in helping move this project forward.

About the Campus Commuter
Campus Commuter is an express shuttle service in partnership with Nevada State College and the College of Southern Nevada. During the pilot phase, the program will consist of two fixed routes connecting each of the four college campuses. There is one 24-passenger shuttle dedicated to the Blue Line (between CSN Charleston & CSN North Las Vegas), and two 24-passenger shuttles assigned to the Black Line (between Nevada State College & CSN North Las Vegas). Students need to show their Nevada State College ID to ride the shuttle. Service was suspended beginning on March 18 until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevada State and CSN Host Ribbon Cutting for New Student Transportation Service

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.