Bull Runner: Unveiled

Bull Runner: Unveiled


Um, excuse me, ma’am. Are you leaving? No, I’m just getting something out of my car.
I’m sorry. Aw, shoot man. I’ve been trying to find a parking spot for
like 15 minutes. [Music] Hi! I’m Steve. Hi! I’m Jasmine. Hi! I’m Thamee. Today we’re gonna teach Stephen how to use
the USF Bull Runner. Well, our buses are called the Bull Runners. They are free for students to take anywhere
around campus and they even go to places off-campus. In the USF mobile app, there’s a little Bull Runner section and you can use to track where the Bull Runner is and what stops it actually stops at for
each route. And you can use that to kind of like track if it will be here at a specific time and how long it will take you to get to your actual destination. Wow, that’s really useful and, look. There’s one coming right now. So, is this the one you need? It actually is. Wow, that’s awesome! The Bull Runner started in 1997 and transported approximately 84,000 people during its first year. The bus provides services to students, faculty,
and staff with free access via a USF I.D. card. Funding for the Bull Runner came from a transit access fee added to tuition fees. The Bull Runner’s number one supporter has been the University Mall located on Fowler. The Bull Runner is also an eco-friendly bus using bio-diesel for fuel. The university has currently implemented a GPS automatic vehicle system that helps students track the location of the bus. This system was operational in 2010. This new system is called the Bull Tracker
system. The system can be used through the web and one’s mobile device. The great thing about this tracker system is that riders have the ability to check the arrival times for buses at each stop. Riders may also receive text message alerts that keep the rider informed on the bus’s real-time location. The Bull Runner is a transit system which provides transportation for USF students, faculty, and staff throughout campus and designated locations of campus. Routes, operating schedules, and maps are available on USF’s Parking and Transportation Services website. Oh, we get a lot. On this route alone, on a typical day, we
get over a thousand. Wow, that’s a lot! That’s incredible. C is the busiest route. A lot of apartments are off-campus, so C is the busiest by far. Um, right before rush hour. This is actually a good time. Right before 5:00 rush hour is probably the
best or early in the morning, too. Because anything between 11 and 3 the classes are getting out… It starts to get a little hairy… Lots of moving around… Ok, cool! Well, thank you very much. I appreciate it! Alright. The Bull Runner has six primary routes, A through F, with an additional route, the Marshall Student Center express, added just this year. Routes extend just west of the V.A., as far south as Adventure Island, and many popular stops on USF’s campus such as the Marshall Student Center, the library, and all classroom buildings scattered across
USF. All Bull Runner’s are wheelchair-accessible and all Bull Runner’s have bike racks for
added convenience for passengers. Service times may vary depending on special needs and situations along the route. All visitors or individuals doing business
on campus are welcome to use the system with a USF Bull Runner daily bus pass, which can be acquired at either Parking and Transportation Services office or from pay-by-space receipts. Riders may be denied access to the Bull Runner if several guidelines are not met. Now, some quick notes on safety when riding the Bull Runner. If crossing the street after leaving the bus, either pass behind the bus or wait until the bus has left the stop. Shirts and shoes are always required. No eating, drinking, or smoking is permitted
at any time. Also, stand behind the yellow line at the
bus stop. Sir, get behind the line. Oh, I’m sorry! For a more in-depth look at what is and is
not allowed on the buses, go to USF’s website and look up transportation guidelines. So, Stephen, how do you feel about the Bull
Runner? I feel pretty great! I guess I won’t be bringing my car much anymore. The bus is great!

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