West Shore offers free bus rides for students

August 26, 2014

VICTORY TWP. – Riding a bus free-of-charge to the West Shore Community College campus will be offered again to students and anyone traveling from Ludington, Manistee and Scottville.

The College underwrites the operational costs of the bus service to encourage more students to pursue their education without concern over high gas prices. The service is also available to those using college facilities.

Beginning Sept. 3, the first day of fall semester classes, there will be three round-trips, Monday – Thursday, arriving at the campus early morning, before noon, and mid-afternoon.

This year, a Friday round-trip bus run has been added to the schedule, departing at 8 a.m. and returning at2:45 p.m.

Bus service is also being offered on Sept. 2 and Jan. 7, prior to the start of each semester, to accommodate students wishing to purchase books or access other college services.

The buses depart from and return to Ludington’s Rath Avenue and Loomis Street parking lot, Manistee’s Memorial Drive parking lot, and Scottville’s municipal parking lot, behind West Shore Bank.

The free service is available until May 1, 2015.

Transportation is provided by Manistee County Transportation, Inc. and the Ludington Mass Transit Authority.

More information on the service is available at www.westshore.edu.



WSCC Bus Service Schedule

Fall Semester –Sept. 3 – Dec. 19, 2014

Winter Semester – Jan. 12 – May 1, 2015



Ludington departures – Rath Avenue & Loomis Street parking lot: 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:15 p.m.

Manistee departures – Memorial Drive parking lot: 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:15 p.m.

Scottville departures – Municipal parking lot: 7:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 3:30 p.m.


WSCC Departures – Technical Center parking lot: 7:35 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

WSCC Arrivals – Technical Center parking lot: 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:45 p.m.



Ludington departure – Rath Avenue & Loomis Street parking lot: 8:00 a.m.

Manistee departure – Memorial Drive parking lot: 8:00 a.m.

Scottville departures – Municipal parking lot: 8:15 a.m.


WSCC Departures – Technical Center parking lot: 2:45 p.m.

WSCC Arrivals – Technical Center parking lot: 8:30 a.m.

No service dates:

Fall: Nov. 26 -28, 2014 (Thanksgiving break)

Winter: March 30 –April 3, 2015 (Spring break)

For additional information contact:

Ludington Dial-A-Ride: 845-1231

Manistee Dial-A-Ride:  723-6525

WSCC web site: www.westshore.edu

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