Southern Express, a convenient transit system for the University community, runs throughout the Statesboro Campus during classes, final exams, football game days and Spring commencement. Southern Express does not run when classes are not in session, during campus holidays or between semesters. The service is funded by a transportation fee charged each semester.
Buses begin at 7 a.m. weekdays. After 4 p.m., a reduced number of buses will run the route until 9 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Estimated time between buses on the reduced schedule is 15 minutes. Friday’s bus service ends at 6 p.m. There is no regular transit service during the weekend.
Parking is free at the Erk Russell Athletic Park, encompassing Paulson Stadium and the Soccer / Track Field Facility. You will not need a parking permit when parking in this location. Parking is not allowed along the fence by Freedom’s Landing nor along any fence line of Paulson Stadium.
Please note: You cannot leave your car parked at Paulson Stadium from midnight until 6 a.m. Also, you cannot park at the Stadium on home football game days or playoff games. If your vehicle is parked at the Stadium during these restricted times, it will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Fall/Spring Transit Routes
The Blue Route will serve Lanier Drive residents, stop at the University Store and two stops on Forest Drive.
The Gold Route will run from the Stadium to the University Store stopping at the RAC and the stops on Forest Drive each way.
The Sweetheart Shuttle Route will only service the Stadium stop, College of Education Circle stop and Sweetheart Circle stop from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday thru Thursday and 8:30 am – 2:00 pm on Friday.
Summer Transit Route
The summer transit route will incorporate both Gold and Blue Route into a single route. Routes begin weekdays at 7AM, with an estimated time between buses of 15-20 minutes. This is longer wait times than fall or spring semesters; please plan your commute to campus accordingly.
After 4PM, a reduced number of buses will run the route until 9 pm, Monday – Thursday. Estimated time between buses on the reduced schedule is 25 minutes. Friday’s bus service ends at 6 pm.The shared route will make stops in the following order:
- Paulson Stadium
- Both stops on Lanier Drive
- University Store
- Cedarwood Drive
- Technology & Engineering
- College of Education Circle
– Returning to Paulson Stadium
There will not be a Stadium Express Route during Summer.
Advertising Design Specifications
Ads should be 36”w X 11”h. Printable area for design: 36”w X 10”h.
Use legible and large fonts for maximum readability; use four-color process for maximum impact.
Material should be 46 # weight, laminated.
We recommend using Eagle Print Shop for production of ads as they are familiar with all our advertising specifications. Artwork submitted to Eagle Print Shop should be in PDF format.
12 copies of the ad need to be provided to Parking & Transportation.
Cost of Advertising
1 week – $100
4 weeks – $300
Semester (1 ad)- $1,000
Semester (3 ads with 2 exchanges during term) – $1,200
If a department or organization requests for the ad to be removed before their requested time frame is up, your payment is not refundable.
We give approximately 15,000 rides per day, so this is excellent venue to get your message to our students!
Advertising Policy and Regulations
Only University departments and student organizations can advertise on transit buses.
Use of the University’s name, logo, slogans, or other graphic representations must meet all University trademarking standards.
No advertising will displayed that include language, pictures, or other graphic representations that are unsuitable for exposure to persons of young age, or is derogatory of any person or group.
No advertising will be displayed that violates any state or federal law.
Advertising space on the buses is limited and will be approved on a first come, first served basis.
All ads must be submitted to and approved by the Parking & Transportation Office. Submission of artwork must be 7 calendar days prior to installation.
Production of Advertisements will be the responsibility of the department or organization. Parking & Transportation will install and remove the ads. Ads will be returned to the department/organization unless otherwise requested.
You must be logged in to your My.GeorgiaSouthern.edu account in order to submit a request. You may be prompted to log in when accessing the form.
All advertisement artwork must be electronically submitted for approval 7 calendar days prior to the installation date.
Please email all advertisement artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Bus Locations
With the SmartTraxx app, you can view the locations of our Southern Express fleet from your smartphone! Use the links below to download the app.
Last updated: 8/23/2018