Local Transport

This guide is designed to help you easily navigate the transportation services available to you. Whether you’re looking for campus shuttles, taxis, public buses, or routes to shopping centers and the airport, this guide provides you with essential information to make your travels hassle-free. Stay informed and make the most of your transportation options during your time at Principia College.

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Campus Shuttle Service:

Does the college provide a campus shuttle service, and what are the routes and schedules?

Yes, Principia College offers a shuttle service through ISPaSO. It operates every Saturday, connecting the college to the upper school with flexible stops in between.

Are there taxi services available?

Yes, there are taxi services available in Alton. You can contact them using the following numbers:
– Area’s Best Cabs: (618) 578-3344
– A-Town Taxi Cab: (618) 467-6214

How do I go to a shopping center?

You have a couple of options to get to a shopping center. You can use the space shuttle service mentioned above or take a taxi on days when the space shuttle does not operate.

How can I get to STL Airport?

1. Space Shuttle: You can use the space shuttle service mentioned earlier for transportation to STL Airport.
2 Taxi: Alternatively, you can also take a taxi to STL Airport for direct transportation.
3. Ride-Sharing Apps: Consider using ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft, which are commonly available for travel to and from airports. Make sure to plan your transportation to the airport based on your schedule and preferences.

What are Bus Routes & Numbers

Bus routes and numbers in the U.S. are a way to make using buses easier. Each bus route has a special number, like a code, to tell you where the bus is going. If you want to go to a certain place, you just need to find out which route number will take you there.

You can wait for the bus at a stop with the same number as the route you want. When the bus comes, you hop on and pay the fare. The bus will follow its path, stopping at different places along the way. If you see your stop before the final destination, you can ask the bus driver to let you off. That’s one of the great things – you can get off in the middle of the route if that’s where you need to go.

So, think of bus routes and numbers like a map with clear directions. They help you get around the city by bus, making your travels more organized and convenient.