By Stephanie Helzer
OSWEGO, N.Y.– Finding a way home for Thanksgiving Break can be stressful for students without a means of transportation. SUNY Oswego offers a few ways for students to travel home during long breaks.
The college offers three ways for students to travel home for breaks; shuttle bus, college express bus, and zip cars.
The Greyhound and Trailways shuttle buses travel from the Regional Transportation Center (RTC) and Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport. The College Express is a bus shuttle service from SUNY Oswego to downstate, including stops in New York City, New Jersey, Rockland and Orange Counties, Queens and Long Island. The prices for the College Express service varies between one way, round trip, walk on and reservations.
If you would like to buy a ticket, you can visit Lesley Wallace in the Compass to make your reservation, and she will handle your payments and any other information a student may have.
SUNY Oswego offers Zipcars for students who do not wish to ride a bus, train, or plane. Zipcars are a rental car service where members of the service can reserve a car for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days. The prices vary, depending on the car and hour long you wish to borrow the car, but gas and insurance are included. Student memberships are $15.
To purchase tickets for the Greyhound shuttle, go to the Compass located at 145 Marano Campus Center. Tickets are being sold for $10 one way or $20 round trip; both are cash only. To sign up for zipcar, visit http://www.zipcar.com/oswego/.
For more information on each of these services, visit SUNY Oswego’s transportation website.