Two years ago, Salisbury Transit System presented a proposal to Livingstone College that would allow all students, faculty, and staff, at no cost to the individual to use the transit system with the presentation of a Livingstone College identification card. Together, Salisbury Transit and Livingstone were able to develop a program that provides a mobility option for Livingstone College students, faculty, and staff which offered them the opportunity to utilize community resources such as retail outlets, medical facilities, downtown, etc.
The Weekend Express Routes 4 and 5, which run Friday through Sunday, are free to Livingstone students and staff with valid school ID. Buses make frequent stops in downtown Salisbury, various eateries, retail stores and recreational facilities such as Woodleaf Lanes Bowling Alley, Wal-Mart, Tinseltown movie theater and Kohl’s and Belk.
The express routes are a strong example of the community and City working together to meet the needs of our college citizens,” said Rodney Harrison, director of Salisbury Transit. “We are pleased to be able to provide additional services to connect students from the culinary school and main campus.”
Major areas included in this additional service time are Livingstone College (Main Campus), Livingstone Culinary School, Walmart/Kmart, Wallace Commons, Innes Street Market, Downtown, and West Innes Street. Currently, service terminates at approximately 7:00 pm on weekdays, 3:20 on Saturdays, and with no service on Sundays.
The express routes only operate during times that Livingstone College is operational during the fall and spring semesters.
After the success of the first one-year trial, the project has been evaluated and Livingstone College has agreed to continue the Weekend Express transit service routes for a second year, 2017-2018.
For more details contact Rodney Harrison at (704) 638-4498.