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ECU Transit: Routes - Service Overview

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Service Overview
Student exiting a bus.

ECU Transit operates primarily within the city limits of Greenville, NC to serve students, staff, faculty, and visitors of East Carolina University. Our system maps provide an overview of the areas in which we operate. A diverse fleet of vehicles is used to provide fixed route service and point-to-point, demand-response service. Most routes operate only while classes are in session; see the service calendar for details on holidays, breaks, and other planned service exceptions. Due to lower demands in ridership, reduced service is offered during both summer sessions. Service is free with a valid ECU 1 Card.

Service Types

Three major services are offered during the fall and spring semesters: normal day routes, night combination routes, and Pirate Express. During the day, almost all routes in operation run with a focus on getting riders to and from campus. Once most classes have ended for the day, most routes combine and relocate due to lower ridership demands while covering nearly the full daytime service area. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights only, Pirate Express operates to provide a safe environment for late night travel to and from major apartment complexes as well as around campus.

Summary of Service Changes for Spring 2014

Due to continuing efforts to improve services offered, past riders are likely to notice several differences in the service currently offered. Most service for Spring 2014 remains the same from the Fall 2013 semester, but here are some important changes to expect with the first day of service:

  • 305 / 306 Gold: stop times have been adjust slightly for Curry Court, College Hill, College Hill Bottom Lots, and 10th & Brewster.
  • 803 Copper Beech / University Manor / 33 East: the stop for Campus Pointe will not be served by this route, it has been moved to 805 North Recreational Complex / North Campus Crossing.
  • 850 Pirate Ride: this route has been extended to operate during the same times as 950 Pirate Ride Express.
  • 950 Pirate Ride Express: this route has been eliminated, see 850 Pirate Ride for late night campus service.

Travel Outside Our Service Area With GREAT and Amtrak

If you need to travel outside of our normal service area within Greenville, Greenville Area Transit (GREAT) may be able to help. GREAT bus service is provided by the City of Greenville over a much broader area than our own. Discounted passes for this service are available at the Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall Student Center. Please have your ECU 1 Card available to receive your discount. More information is available by visiting their web site or calling 252-329-4532. You can connect with GREAT by way of route 304 or 704 Campus Shuttle.

Amtrak Thruway shuttle bus service is now available in Greenville. When booking tickets, simply specify Greenville, NC as your origin or destination. For more information, visit www.amtrak.com.

Airport Shuttle

Students, staff, and faculty can take advantage of free trips to the Pitt-Greenville Airport during hours in which route or van service is being offered. Operating times vary with breaks and holidays; please call to check for availability. All riders using this service are asked to give at least 24 hours advance notice when scheduling a pick up.
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