December 10, 2013: Fall Semester Ends December 12
On Thursday, December 12, exams for the Fall 2013 semester end. ECU Transit services will also end on this date with all daytime routes continuing to operate according to their normal schedules. All 800-series Night Combination routes are canceled; however, route 850 Pirate Ride and the 900-series Pirate Express shuttles to the downtown area will operate according to their normal schedules.
No service will be provided during the break beginning Friday, December 13. A future announcement will be made regarding any limited pre-semester service operating prior to the beginning of Spring 2014 classes.
October 18, 2013: Midnight Madness & Special Halloween Service
ECU Transit will be out on Halloween to operate special late night service to the Mendenhall / West End bus stop; please be sure to take a look at important details in our announcement. Heading to Midnight Madness? Look for it this year at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium via 950 Pirate Ride Express!
September 18, 2013: College Hill Temporary Closure
On Thursday, September 19, College Hill Drive will close for the annual Pirate 500 Box Car Derby Race from approximately 2:00pm until 6:30pm. During this time College Hill Drive will be inaccessible to traffic. This closure will affect the following routes:
- 303 Blue
- 305/306 Gold
- 307 Walmart
Affected routes will using the crosswalk at the intersection of 14th Street and College Hill Drive as an alternate stop location. It is anticipated normal routing will resume in time for the first trip of 850 Pirate Ride at 6:30pm.
September 12, 2013: Family Weekend Service
As part of ECU's Family Weekend 2013 celebration, ECU Transit will be providing special transportation services to help students and their families attend the Virginia Tech game on Saturday, September 14. In all, the following services will operate on game day:
Family Weekend Shuttles
Last trip: 5:00pm (approximate)
Service provided: serves Health Sciences parking lot to tailgate area pre-game, then from 14th Street back to Health Sciences parking lot post-game or earlier if needed
Last trip: up to 90 minutes post-game or until all riders have been transported
Service provided: serves Christenbury Gym parking lot to Dowdy-Ficklen Gate 10
Uptown Greenville Shuttle
Last trip: up to two hours post-game
Service provided: operates continuously to serve downtown stops Winslow's, Sup Dogs, Varsity Club, and UBE and transport riders to 14th Street behind Belk Hall
September 3, 2013: Avoid the Blitz!
On Thursday, September 5, ECU will host Florida Atlantic University at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Because this home game occurs mid-week, a number of adjustments are being made to university classes and operations to accommodate the large number of visitors expected. Although most ECU Transit services will operate according to their normal schedules, some will be modified or canceled entirely; please see the service calendar for complete details. Avoid the blitz! Additional information regarding parking, street closures, and other related accommodations for this game can be found at www.ecu.edu/gameplan.
August 29, 2013: Labor Day Service Exceptions
Beginning Friday, August 30 and continuing through Tuesday, September 3, ECU Transit services will be reduced or canceled for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Please see the service calendar for complete details. Details on parking and shuttle services operating for the football game on Saturday, August 31 are available at www.ecupirates.com.
August 20, 2013: RDU Shuttle Info Available
During orientation, we announced the upcoming availability of a special shuttle to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). More information is now available, including a schedule of planned trips.
August 20, 2013: Campus Construction Projects
The campus of East Carolina University is ever changing, continuing to grow and evolve much like the students we serve. As part of this growth, recent construction projects on campus to improve safe access for pedestrians and bicyclists have had an impact on vehicle access to some areas. Students, staff, faculty, and other visitors to campus are encouraged to make use of transportation alternatives, like ECU Transit's system, where ever possible.
Riding the bus instead of using your own vehicle helps to reduce potentially dangerous traffic congestion on campus while still moving large numbers of people in and out of the area. If using your personal vehicle to pick up or drop off others on campus, please refrain from using any of the major bus hubs to do so. These areas include Christenbury Gym, Speight Building / Rivers Building, Joyner Library, and the Mendenhall / West End bus loop. Using these busy locations not only impedes the flow of bus traffic, potentially affecting hundreds of riders at once, but can also introduce new and unnecessary hazards for pedestrians and bicyclists alike.
If you have questions on how to best use ECU Transit for travel to and from campus, please contact us for more information. Everyone has a role in making East Carolina University a safer place to be!
July 29, 2013: Move-In Service Schedule
Beginning Thursday, August 15, ECU Transit will begin operating limited service for the move-in period. Students and parents, take a look at the schedule now so you'll know when and where to ride.
July 24, 2013: Fall 2013 Route Maps & Schedules Now Available
Schedules for Fall 2013 have been posted online. Full service for the fall semester will begin on Tuesday, August 20. Please take a few minutes to review important route information for the upcoming semester. Plan ahead so you don't get left behind!