ACC operates a shuttle service at the Pinnacle Campus to ease parking congestion due to recent enrollment growth that exceeded expectations. Spring 2010 shuttle service is underway and will continue through May 13. Shuttles run Monday through Thursday between the parking area at the old Albertsons (Oak Hill Plaza at the “Y”) and the campus.
The first shuttle begins making runs at 7 a.m. The second bus, with ADA capabilities, begins operating at 8:20 a.m., and the third shuttle comes on at 9 a.m. These shuttles are on continuous rotations throughout their shifts. Two shuttles end operations for the day at 6 p.m., and the third makes rounds until 8 p.m. According to protocol, when all three shuttles are running, there will always be one shuttle at the old Albertson’s parking area, one at Pinnacle Campus, and the third bus en route between those locations.
For the first week of spring 2010 classes, the shuttle service averaged 417 riders per day. Ridership increased each day of that week. At this time, ACC staff and the shuttle contractor are evaluating ridership loads and trying to adjust the schedule to minimize wait times at the Oak Hill Plaza parking lot. This evaluation occurs each semester based on ridership loads. ACC’s goal is to provide timely service for students and employees, so please continue to provide feedback (comments section below) so the college can meet the needs of riders.
Should you need to reach the parking area after shuttle service ends for the day, please contact Pinnacle Campus police at 223-8014 for an escort. The police office is located on the first floor next to the elevators.
A new parking lot is now under construction at Pinnacle and expected to open for the fall 2010 semester. That lot will provide 440 new parking spots, for a total of 979 spaces at Pinnacle. The project team expects that will accommodate students, faculty, and staff even at peak times of the day, meaning shuttle service will no longer be necessary. The construction efforts also include another avenue to enter/exit Pinnacle property. Click here for updates on this parking project.Back to Top