'Lion Traxx' bus shuttle service begins next week
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will launch a bus service next week that cruises the university perimeter providing book-toting students some needed transportation across the sprawling campus.
Called Lion Traxx, the shuttle bus service will start on Monday, Nov. 12, offering free rides along an established route to all Southeastern students, faculty and staff, announced Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin Yates.
The service is starting with one handicapped bus that seats 16 with standing room for several more people.
“By next year, we expect to have three buses operating, which will significantly reduce wait times and generally provide much better service,” Yates said. “These first couple of months will be a pilot trial run to give us some time to work out any problems with the service.”
Lion Traxx will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The white bus, marked with Southeastern’s Lion logo and name, will make three stops in its loop around the campus. The stops are clearly marked with a green and gold sign reading “Lion Traxx Shuttle Stop.”
The bus route starts at the University Center Gate 2 on University Avenue and will make stops on Tennessee Avenue near the rear of D Vickers Building and in the West Stadium parking lot. From there, the bus will return to its starting point at the University Center.
Yates said the shuttle is scheduled to stop at each location at least once in any 20 minute time period. “Once we get the other buses rolling in January, the wait time will be significantly less,” he said.
Riders will be asked to show their Southeastern identification card before boarding. Anyone without a card will not be allowed on the shuttle. The shuttle will close if classes are canceled due to inclement weather or any other emergency.
Additional information on the Lion Traxx Shuttle Service is available by calling 985-549-BUSS, or after hours by calling the University Police Department at 549-2222.