|In Their Words: Why I Ride the "S1" Greece Shuttle|
|Sunday, January 16 2011|
Celebrating two years of service in just a few weeks, our Greece Park n’ Ride (also called the "S1") has gained traction, drawing dozens of faithful riders each day. Still, this direct shuttle between Greece and Strong/Highland has plenty of room on board for other Greece residents looking to take advantage of its door-to-door (and cost-saving) convenience.
Unsure about trying the shuttle? Watch this video, in which long-time riders (Carol Schulz, Nora Plumeri and Patrick Meyers) explain the ins and outs of the S1 experience – answering questions such as “What if I miss the bus?” and “What if I need my car on campus?”
More about the S1 Greece Shuttle
Fee for this shuttle is $1 each way, amounting to considerable savings in terms of fuel and parking permits over the course of the year. And to ensure the flexibility that employees need, the URMC Parking Office is offering “occasional parker” privileges (24 passes per year, provided free of charge) for use on days when S1 riders need their car parked on Medical Center premises (assuming they turn in their existing URMC parking pass). Should riders choose to stop using the RTS service during a designated trial period, the URMC Parking Office will reinstate URMC parking privileges to their original lots.
Remember – by riding the S1, you not only stand to save money and the hassle of winter driving, but you’ll also be doing your part to reduce pollution. And in time, RTS even plans to offer free onboard Wi-Fi, which is sure to make the commute in a bit more relaxing…or productive!
For the S1 shuttle's schedule, click here. To learn more about the S1, call the URMC Parking Office at 275-4524. To learn more about the RTS shuttle experience, call 288-1700.
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