ECU Transit: News & Updates

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News & Updates

March 5, 2015: Night Service Ends Early, No Pirate Express

Due to the probability of freezing rain and icy road conditions late at night, ECU Transit has opted to end night service early and cancel Pirate Express as a precautionary measure for Thursday, March 5. Route 850 Pirate Ride will end early with its last trip departing campus at midnight; all other 800-series routes will operate on their normal schedules with last trips departing campus at 10:00pm. SafeRide will also stop taking calls early at midnight.

Should road conditions worsen sooner than expected, some service may be suspended earlier than the times given here. Any further changes to the schedule will be announced as soon as possible.

February 25, 2015 (Update): Night Service Ends Early Wednesday, Delay Thursday

As a precaution due to anticipated late night snowfall, service will end early on Wednesday, February 25. The last trips for all 800-series routes will depart campus at 10:00pm. SafeRide will also stop taking calls at 10:00pm.

Because road conditions are expected to deteriorate overnight, ECU officials have announced classes will begin on a delay at 11:00am on Thursday, February 26. All routes will begin operating according to their normal schedules at 10:00am.

February 24, 2015: Classes, Bus Service Ends Early

ECU officials have announced classes beginning after 3:30pm on Tuesday, February 24 have been canceled due to inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions. In response to this cancellation, ECU Transit will end service early with last trips for all routes departing campus at 4:30pm and service ending at 5:00pm. No service, including SafeRide, will operate after this time.

All routes will attempt to resume normal service beginning at 9:00am on Wednesday, February 25. Please use caution when traveling and expect possible delays while road conditions are poor.

February 17, 2015 (Update): Two Hour Delay for Wednesday, February 18

ECU officials have announced the university will be closed on Tuesday, February 17 due to poor road and parking lot conditions. In response to this closure, all ECU Transit service has been canceled and no routes including SafeRide will operate on this date.

At this time, it is anticipated classes will resume Wednesday, February 18 on a two hour delay at 10:00am. ECU Transit services will begin operating according to their normal schedules at 9:00am. Please use caution when traveling as some areas may continue to be icy, particularly on side streets and in parking lots.

December 1, 2014: Avoid the Blitz!

In response to potential safety concerns and anticipated delays due to game day traffic on Thursday, December 4, ECU Transit will operate some services on modified schedules to avoid areas near Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The following changes to service will be in effect:

  • Routes 303 Blue and 306 Gold will not operate.
  • Route 610 Minges Park & Ride will end early with its last trip departing Joyner Library at 3:24pm.
  • All 800-series Night Combination routes will operate on their normal schedules.
  • Route 850 Pirate Ride will be reduced to serve only Mendenhall / West End, Christenbury Gym, and Joyner Library until streets and parking lots closed to traffic reopen. Stop times will remain unchanged.
  • All 900-series Pirate Express shuttles to the downtown area will operate normally.
  • SafeRide will operate on its normal schedule. However, it will initially be unable to provide service to College Hill, Minges Park & Ride lots, or Curry Court until streets and parking lots closed to traffic reopen.

Even with these changes in place, delays are possible due to the volume of traffic on the roads before and after the game. For more information regarding services operating during this time, please call to speak with a telecommunicator at 252-328-4724.

September 22, 2014: College Hill Bus Shelters Open

College Hill West Bus ShelterTwo of the previously announced new bus shelters have opened and are ready for immediate use. These shelters, situated on each side of College Hill Drive outside of Todd Dining Hall and Jones Hall, will be the new stop locations for all routes which serve College Hill. Routes which travel up College Hill are typically outbound and will be served by the College Hill West stop, whereas College Hill East will serve routes coming down College Hill back to campus.

July 30, 2014: Fall 2014 Routes Posted

Route schedules and the service calendar for Fall 2014 service are now available online. Classes will start before you know it; get an early look at everything you need to effectively use the ECU Transit bus system.

June 17, 2014: New Shelter Construction

ECU Transit is pleased to announce construction on several new bus shelters has begun in preparation for the Fall 2014 semester. These new shelters will feature NextBus information signs to display bus arrival predictions, service announcements, and other important information. Plans include shelters for the following stop locations:

  • College Hill
  • Curry Court
  • Minges Lower & Upper Lots
  • Mendenhall / West End
  • Speight Building / Rivers Building

During construction, areas around existing shelters and new shelter sites will be fenced off. While most bus stops will continue to be made at temporary locations adjacent to the construction areas, the location of the Minges: Upper Lot stop on route 610 Minges Park & Ride will be relocated to the corner of Minges Coliseum by the aquatics area. This change in stop locations is anticipated to last through the duration of summer until the shelters open in Fall 2014.

June 14, 2014: Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 RDU Shuttle Schedule Available

The RDU Shuttle provides easy access to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport with trips scheduled to coincide with university breaks and holidays. Get a head start on upcoming travel plans with the Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 RDU Shuttle schedule.

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