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Campus Transit

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 run from Paulson Stadium to the RAC, from the RAC to the College of Education, back to the RAC and then back to Paulson Stadium in a loop.

The Gold Route will run from Paulson Stadium to the Cambridge apartments stop, from there to the Eagle Village stop, to the Russell Union/Dining Commons stop and back to Paulson Stadium in a loop.

The Sweetheart Shuttle Route will not operate 2020-2021.

Click here to view a map of the Fall/Spring Transit Routes
Click here for Intercampus Shuttle Information & Schedule


Summer Transit Route

The summer transit route will incorporate both Gold and Blue Route into a single route. Routes begin weekdays at 7 a.m., with an estimated time between buses of 10-15 minutes. This is longer wait times than fall or spring semesters; please plan your commute to campus accordingly.
After 4 p.m., a reduced number of buses will run the route until 9 pm, Monday – Thursday. The estimated time between buses on the reduced schedule is 25 minutes. Friday’s bus service ends at 6 p.m. 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
  • RAC

– Returning to Paulson Stadium

There will not be a Stadium Express Route during Summer.


Transit Advertising

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 Printing and Postal Services for the 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.

Request Advertisement

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.

Advertisement Request Form

Artwork Submission

All advertisement artwork must be electronically submitted for approval 7 calendar days prior to the installation date.
Please email all advertisement artwork to jgreenle@georgiasouthern.edu.


View Bus Locations

Cover art

With the Passio Go app, you can view the locations of our Southern Express fleet from your smartphone! Use the links below to download the app.

Apple – App Store
Google – Google Play


Bus Reservations

See Charter Requests.

Last updated: 11/20/2020