If you’re looking to grab a ride on the university’s free shuttle service around campus and throughout the the Village of Hamilton, you’ll need to look for a new color.

White shuttles have been replaced with a new fleet of maroon buses operated by First Transit.

“These new cruisers are all handicap accessible, have bike racks, and are equipped with special route signs above the windshield to make it easier to know whether or not it’s the shuttle you want to take,” said Colgate Director of Purchasing Alan Leonard.

New GPS systems are being installed in the buses to provide more robust route tracking in the mobile app, but that process is ongoing, Leonard said. The cruisers are currently stopping at the same designated pickup locations on and off campus, including the Colgate Bookstore, Parry’s Hardware, and Price Chopper. Visit colgate.edu/cruiser for detailed route information.

First Transit, which is also providing Colgate’s separate on-demand shuttle service to local airports, train stations, and nearby cities, is now staffing an office on campus to help assist with the community’s bus needs. For questions about service, call 315-228-4287 during regular business hours. For after-hours assistance related to the on-demand service, call 315-269-3874.

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