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New Bus Shelter on East Campus is installed

ISSUED: 8 November 2023
MEDIA CONTACT: Cecelia Mason

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Thanks to generous support from the President’s Club, a new bus shelter is now installed on East Campus in front of the Student Center, giving students a place to get out of the inclement weather while waiting for a ride to West Campus. The Student Government Association Executive Board worked with President Mary J.C. Hendrix and Zach Pollard from the Facilities Department to select an attractive, high-quality, ADA-accessible shelter with solar-powered lighting.

Student sitting in the new bus shelter giving a thumbs up.

Shepherd, in partnership with the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA), has provided weekday shuttle bus services between West Campus and East Campus since 2014. Fondly known as “Ram Force One” and the “Ram Express,” these shuttles help commuters and residents make it to classes on time.

“They provide safe and reliable transit which is especially crucial to our students with mobility challenges,” explained Rachael Meads, Shepherd’s director of student activities and leadership. “They also help ease parking congestion, providing access between the commuter parking areas on West Campus to the East Campus classrooms.”

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