Parking Services' new student options for 2021-22
One number for on-demand shuttles at night among improvements
By Koby Padgett, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-576-6701
The university begins the 2021-22 academic year with three new resident student parking lots, as well as updates to university transit lines and the consolidation to a single on-demand, nighttime shuttle service.
Below is an overview of changes Parking and Transportation Services has made for the upcoming year.
Resident Student lots
The Flora and Evans street lots (S30, S32, S33) will be serviced by UofSC Transit Blue, Green and Yellow lines during weekdays (7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.). On-demand shuttles picking up from a booth inside the secure Flora Street lot will help students get back to their housing at night.
BullStreet District Park & Ride
The BullStreet District Park & Ride is located at Colonial Drive and Harden Street. Details:
- Open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays. Lot is locked at 9 p.m. each day.
- Serviced by a dedicated shuttle line, picking up every 20 minutes starting at 7:15 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m.
- The shuttle stops at Pendleton Street Garage and 1311 Pendleton St., the former bank building/current faculty and staff S.A.F.E. testing site (on either end of the Horseshoe).
New on-demand ride offering
Call 803-777-1080 to get an on-demand ride from any point on campus. These shuttles will take campus community members between any two points on campus, including the BullStreet District Park & Ride lot. On-demand rides are offered on the following schedule:
- 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Thursday
- 11 p.m-6 a.m. Sunday night/Monday morning
- 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday nights
Founders Park lot upgrade
The Founders Park Any Decal (AD14) lot has been upgraded over the summer and is open to all members of the campus community for the fall. The lot, with new gravel, lighting and security, is covered by the West Campus shuttle from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Two Any Decal (AD) lots along Whaley Street, AD6 and AD9, were closed permanently this summer, because of construction of the new Campus Village housing buildings. The lot by Blatt P.E. Center (formerly S8) is now a Faculty/Staff (FS16) lot and is unavailable to all students before 5 p.m.
Gamecock Gateway shuttles
University shuttles will take students to and from the Midlands Tech Airport and Beltline campuses this fall. Pick up will be on Bull Street by Bates House, with shuttles running from 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday.
Track your bus
All UofSC Transit buses and campus shuttles can be tracked on the Transloc website and with the Transloc app, available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
Parking permits are available for purchase online. Also, free registration for bikes is available online.
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