The bus shuttle routes for the 2008 football season have been changed due to a change in the Federal Transportation Administration guidelines. In consultation with Fresno city traffic engineers, University Police Department and FAX representatives, a new bus shuttle route has been established to accommodate the large crowds and heavy traffic anticipated this season.
The change will provide a “bus only” lane surrounding the campus. The streets and lanes for the new bus lane will be the following:
- Right southbound lane on Woodrow between Barstow and Shaw
- Right westbound lane on Shaw Avenue between Woodrow and Cedar
- Right northbound lane on Cedar Avenue between Shaw and Barstow
- Right eastbound lane on Barstow between Cedar and Woodrow
The bus route will begin operation three hours prior to kickoff. The 15 FAX shuttle busses will run two hours prior to kickoff of each game and after games to return fans to their respective lots. Public parking is available on the east side of campus, Lots A, V and J, just west of the Save Mart Center. Parking for events is $8 and the shuttles are free.
Fans may catch the shuttles before games at along Woodrow Avenue between Lot A and the Save Mart Center. Fans will be dropped off at the southeast corner ofCedar and Barstow. Following the games, fans can ride the shuttles from Cedar and Barstow and will be returned to the Woodrow Avenue pick-up location
“In anticipation of large crowds, a dedicated bus route has been put in place,” said Amy Armstrong, spokesperson for the University Police Department. “We will provide additional traffic personnel at each of the major intersections that are affected in order to get fans to their respective lots in a timely and safe manner. The goal is to keep essential traffic flowing at the appropriate rate needed to accommodate the numbers of people attending the Bulldog football games.”
Inbound and outbound traffic patterns will remain the same. Barstow Avenue will continue to be closed west bound at Maple Avenue.