Transportation Services

 AUGUST 25, 2018-ANNOUNCING THE BRITBUS SERVICE!!

Beginning August 27, 2018, the Office of Campus Safety will begin the BritBus service to provide a more convenient way for students to go to and from campus and businesses and services located downtown and on North Eaton St. in the city of Albion.    

How Does BritBus Work?

BritBus will operate most days while classes are in session, and will make scheduled stops at designated locations on and off campus several times each day. Since BritBus will operate on a regular schedule, students will just go to one of the designated stops at the scheduled time to meet the BritBus, rather than calling Campus Safety to request a ride.  Students will also be able to track the BritBus location using the myAlbion app (tap Resources, then BritBus) so that they will know when they will be picked up at a designated stop.  The BritBus location can also be tracked at www.albion.edu/britbus .  Be sure and use the ‘reload page’ button to get updated information the BritBus location.

BritBus Route

The BritBus will stop at the following locations on campus to pick up students eight times each day:

  • Burns St-Street side of the building.
  • Kellogg Center-Loading dock area.
  • Wesley Hall-Front entrance.
  • Munger Apartments-Back parking lot near the rear entrance.

     On Campus Pick Up Times (all times PM) 

LOCATION

TRIP #1

TRIP #2

TRIP #3

TRIP #4

TRIP #5

TRIP #6

TRIP #7

TRIP #8

Burns St

2:30

4:15

4:45

5:30

6:15

7:00

7:45

8:30

Kellogg Center

2:32

4:17

4:47

5:32

6:17

7:02

7:47

8:32

Wesley Hall

2:35

4:20

4:50

5:35

6:20

7:05

7:50

8:35

Munger Apts

2:37

4:22

4:52

5:37

6:22

7:07

7:52

8:37

After departing Munger, the BritBus will drop students off at the following locations:

  • Ludington Center-this stop provides access to all businesses and services in the downtown area, including those on Michigan Ave., Superior St., and Erie St..
  • Family Fare-this stop provides access for locations on the east side of Eaton St., including:
    • Tractor Supply
    • Label Shopper
    • Dollar General
    • Taco Bell
    • La Casa Restaurant
  • Family Dollar behind McDonald’s-this stop also provides access to McDonald’s.

NOTE:  Students should get off at the Family Fare stop and utilize the pedestrian crosswalk at the blinking yellow light (the intersection of Eaton St. and Watson St.) to go to Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Frosty Dan’s.

Pick up Times to Return to Campus (all times PM) 

LOCATION

TRIP #1

TRIP #2

TRIP #3

TRIP #4

TRIP #5

TRIP #6

TRIP #7

TRIP #8

TRIP#9

Ludington

3:20

4:05

4:20

4:55

5:40

6:30

7:15

8:00

8:45

9:30

Family Fare

3:35

4:30

5:00

5:45

6:35

7:20

8:05

8:50

9:35

Family Dollar (McDonalds)

3:40

4:35

5:05

5:50

6:40

7:25

8:10

8:55

9:40

Students will be dropped off at the location of their request when they return to campus on the BritBus.

Other Important Information about the BritBus Service

  • BritBus will not operate on Labor Day weekend, or during scheduled breaks during the academic year.  However, students who are authorized to stay on campus during thos breaks may call Campus Safety to request transportation into the city of Albion during the normal BritBus hours of operation.
  • The BritBus service may be cancelled for all or part of a particular day as a result of inclement weather, vehicle issues, emergencies, or other circumstances.  A message that the service has been cancelled will be posted on the BritBus web site if one of those situations occurs.

UPDATED POLICIES AND INFORMATION REGARDING OTHER TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OFFERED BY CAMPUS SAFETY

In addition to the BritBus service, the Office of Campus Safety provides a variety of transportation services for students.  Here are some important considerations that students should be aware of regarding these services:

  • From 8:00 A.M.-8:30 P.M., regardless of weather conditions, healthy, able-bodied students are expected to walk to and from places on or near campus and near campus, including the Dow Center, Burns St apartments, Munger Apartments, Harrington School, and the Washington Gardner building.
  • With the exception of the BritBus service and safety escorts, students who have vehicles on campus are expected to use their vehicles for their own transportation needs. Students who live off-campus are also expected to make their own transportation arrangements. 
  • Campus Safety officers have many responsibilities, the most important of which is to provide initial response to emergencies that occur on campus. Transportation for students may be delayed or cancelled in the event of one of those situations.
  • Non-emergency requests for service, such as transports and admittances, are normally provided in the order they are received.

The various transportation services provided by Campus Safety are described below.

Safety Escorts

While there is very little crime on campus, it is a good practice for students to not walk alone on campus during the late evening hours.  Students may call Campus Safety for an escort after 8:30 p.m. and until 8:00 a.m.to and from locations on campus.  Safety escorts may be provided in a Campus Safety vehicle or golf cart, but walking escorts may also be provided.

Transportation to and from the Albion Train/Bus Station

Campus Safety will provide transportation to or from the local train and bus station on request.  Students should call Campus Safety to request transportation at least 30 minutes before their train or bus is scheduled to leave Albion.  Non-student guests may be transported from the bus/train station provided that the student is present in the Campus Safety vehicle during the transport.

Transportation into the city of Albion

Campus Safety provides students with transportation to the various businesses and services in the city of Albion through the BritBus service. 

Transportation for Disabled Students

Campus Safety will provide transported for students with permanent or temporary disabilities to and from classes and to Baldwin.  Arrangements for this transportation can be made by calling Campus Safety or by emailing .

Transportation for Scheduled Doctor’s Appointments

Campus Safety will provide transportation for students to scheduled medical appointments at offices located off-campus in Albion, as well as medical offices located in Marshall, Jackson, or Battle Creek.  Please note that students must request transportation to medical appointments out of town at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.

It is important to note that Campus Safety will not transport students to a hospital for unknown medical conditions or issues.  To ensure the safety of students in these instances, Campus Safety should be contacted so that an ambulance can be called to evaluate the student’s condition.

Transportation to the Marshall Opportunity School

Campus Safety will provide transportation for students who are working, volunteering, or observing classes at the Marshall Opportunity school located on Watson St. in Albion. Campus Safety is not able to transport students to schools outside the city of Albion. Transportation for Employment

Transportation for Employment in the city of Albion

Campus Safety will provide transportation for students who are working in the city of Albion.  Proof of employment may be required before this service is provided. 

Transportation to and from the Equestrian Center 

Campus Safety will take students to and from the Equestrian Center on request.  Students should call and request transportation at least 30 minutes before they need to arrive at the Equestrian Center.

Transportation to the Ludington Center

Campus Safety will provide transportation to or from the Ludington Center before and after the BritBus hours of operation. This service will only be provided when the Ludington Center is available for student use. Students needing to get to Ludington should utilize BritBus during the time it is in operation. 

Transportation to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Campus Safety provides a shuttle to and from Detroit metro airport. Transportation is not provided to other airports.  Information about the airport shuttle service is available on the shuttle transportation page.