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ANDERSON — Beginning July 1, the Clemson Area Transit (CAT) Anderson 4-U route ceased operation. However, Electric City Transit, operated by the City of Anderson, will establish a new route that will encompass most of the old 4-U route.


The newly established Electric City Orange route buses will depart from Wal-Mart on Liberty Highway in Anderson at :51 after the hour (first departure at 6:51 a.m. and last departure at 5:51 p.m.) and transport riders to Tri-County Technical College (first departure at 7:15 a.m. and last departure at 6:15 p.m.).


Other stops along the route include Interstate Boulevard, Sandy Springs Road, and Anderson Station which service areas like LaFrance Industries, Sandy Springs Water, Bi-Lo in Pendleton, Michelin Plant, Publix and K-Mart.


From Tri-County Tech to Clemson


To ensure connectivity and assess demand for Clemson University ridership between Tri-County Tech and Clemson University, Clemson University Parking and Transportation Services will implement a “pilot” program available for university faculty, staff, or students who display a valid Clemson University ID.


Clemson University Parking and Transportation Services will operate peak-hour express transit service using the free Tiger Transit shuttle vehicles from 7 until 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


The route will start at East Library Circle departing at the top (:00) and bottom (:30) of the hour (first departure at 7 a.m. and last departure at 6 p.m.). The bus will travel to Tri-County Tech and connect with the Electric City Transit Orange Route bus at Tri County Tech’s transit stop on Woodburn Road at :15 after each hour.


The bus will then return to campus with one stop at Tiger Town Village at :19 after the hour and :49 after the hour.


The Electric City Transit Orange Route will require a fare to ride. A one-way fare from Anderson to Tri-County Technical College for an adult will be $0.50. Reduced fares ($0.25) are available for senior citizens, students K-12, disabled, and Medicare card holders.


However, during this transition, free transfer passes to board the Tiger Transit shuttle to Clemson University will be distributed to Clemson faculty, staff and students during the first week of service and will be available at the Parking and Transportation Services office beginning July 7.


Future plans


Parking and Transportation Services is also working with Tri-County Tech to establish a future “Park & Ride” option so that faculty, staff and students may obtain a discounted Clemson parking permit to park in the parking lot on Mechanic Street where they will be able to transfer onto Clemson’s Tiger Transit shuttle.


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