Students who want to spread their class load across multiple Salt Lake Community College campuses can now do so without spending a fortune on gas, at least at certain locations.
The college now provides a free “B-Line” shuttle service for SLCC students, faculty and staff between the South City, Taylorsville Redwood and Meadowbrook Campuses.
The only requirement is a OneCard student I.D.
“I think it is great, I just wish there were more campus selections,” says student Tina Collaku.
For students who are enrolled at more than one of the three campuses, use of the service can quickly build into huge savings.
A roundtrip commute between Taylorsville Redwood and South City is about eighteen miles
A driver who pays 36 cents per mile can expect a total cost of $6.48 for the trip. A B-Line trip twice a week would result in savings of around $50 per month.
This new service could also reduce the number of vehicles on Salt Lake roads, which would reduce congestion and contribute to the health of the air and environment.
On Mondays through Thursdays, the B-line is in service from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Departure schedules vary for all the three campuses, but service is hourly.