End of Semester Shuttle Bus PSA

In preparation for the end of the 2021 fall semester, the Washington College Transportation Department released the dates, times, and destinations of the end-of-semester shuttles returning students home for the upcoming winter break. 

According to the email sent on Nov. 30, as the included dates and times are the only times transportation is available to accommodate students, “space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis,” and students are encouraged to reserve their spot by close of business on Friday, Dec. 10. 

To secure a seat, students must email transportation@washcoll.edu, with the subject line reading “End of Semester Shuttle Reservation,” according to the email. In the body of the email, students must then include the following information: their name, College ID number, the date of the shuttle they’re reserving, arrival location, airline, flight number (if applicable), and their cell phone number. 

On Friday, Dec. 17, pick-up for the end-of-semester shuttle will take place in front of the Casey Academic Center at 4 p.m. Planned drop-offs will be at the airport in Philadelphia, Pa., the train station in Wilmington, De., the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the train station in New Carrollton, Md., and the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Arrival to the Wilmington Train Station will be at approximately 5:15 p.m., with drop-off located in front of the French Street Entrance. The shuttle will then arrive at Philadelphia Airport at approximately 6 p.m., with drop-off located at Terminal C curbside. Arrival at the BWI Airport will be at approximately 5:30 p.m., with drop-off located upstairs at Door 7. Arrival at the New Carrollton Train Station will be at approximately 6 p.m., with drop-off located at the Kiss and Ride area. Arrival at Dulles Airport will be at approximately 6:30 p.m., with drop-off located at Ground Level Door 2 Curb 2B. 

On Saturday, Dec. 18, pick-up will be in front of the Casey Academic Center at 9 a.m. Arrival at the Wilmington Train Station will be at approximately 10:15 a.m. with drop-off located in front of the French Street Entrance. The shuttle will then arrive at Philadelphia Airport at approximately 11 a.m., with drop-off located at Terminal C curbside. Arrival at the BWI Airport will be at approximately 10:30 a.m., with drop-off located upstairs at Door 7. Arrival at the New Carrollton Train Station will be at approximately 11 a.m., with drop-off located at the Kiss and Ride area. Arrival at Dulles Airport will be at approximately 11:30 a.m., with drop-off located at Ground Level Door 2 Curb 2B. 

According to the email, “ongoing traffic issues on the Bay Bridge and construction on I-95 in Wilmington…may cause unexpected delays,” upon which students should “take into consideration that the arrival times may be later than posted on this schedule.”

In addition, all shuttle passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must “wear a mask at all times inside the vehicle,” including in all buses, vans, cars, and minivans, and abide by other COVID-19 safety protocols mandated by the College while traveling, according to the email.

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