University Working to Expand jsuRIDE


Need a ride to class? An influx of new jsuRIDE users has brought a former Gamecock Express shuttle back online. (JSU Photo)

Jacksonville State is working to expand its transportation system, jsuRIDE, to accommodate an influx of new users this fall.

Until now, a small fleet of vehicles has been shuttling students, by appointment, around campus and to local businesses. This fall, the system has seen its demand triple – with more than 1,200 students seeking regular transportation to their classes.

To address this surge in new users, a bus has been brought online this week to continuously circle campus and transport students to class. It will circulate between central campus – around Trustee Circle – to the outer perimeter of main campus. Pickup/dropoff locations include:

 Internal Bus Routes

  1. Ayers Hall                        0 Min
  2. Sparkman Hall                 1 Min
  3. Mason/Pannell Hall         2 Min
  4. Leone Cole                       3 Min
  5. Fitzpatrick/Curtiss Hall   3 Min
  6. TMB Mail Center              4 Min
  7. Colonial Arms                  6 Min
  8. Meehan Hall                     7 Min                                                     
  9. Dixon/Self                       10 Min
  10. Merrill/Brewer Hall        13 Min
  11. Stone Center                   14 Min
  12. Martin/McGee                16 Min
  13. Library                             16 Min
  14. Ayers Hall                        18 Min

Service will start at 8 a.m. and run according to the minutes listed for every 20 minutes. Example: Sparkman 8:01, Mason/ Pannell 8:02, then Ayers Hall 8:30, Sparkman 8:31.

The university is working to add an additional bus to the fleet within the next week. Workers will continue to monitor demand and add new transportation options as needed.

Students who need transportation to JSU South, the CEPS Complex and local businesses will continue to be shuttled by van, on request. Appointments should be scheduled in the MyJaxState Mobile app.  

The jsuRIDE system operates Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rides are provided at no additional cost to students, faculty and staff.