Transportation Services


Whether you are in need of a ride to local shopping destinations or local transportation depots, we're happy to help!  The Center for Student Engagement coordinates the Transportation Services program at Saint Francis University.  Various services are offered to SFU students, including regularly scheduled shuttles to area transportation depots, weeknight shopping, non-emergency medical transportation, and much more!  Download our official Transportation Services Guide for an easy-to-use overview.

Shuttle Services


Students can arrange for SFU shuttle service to area transportation hubs for bus, train, or airports to get back and forth from home during breaks or on weekends. SFU Transportation regularly services the Johnstown/Cambria County Airport and the Altoona-Blair County Airport for flights and the Altoona Transportation Center for Amtrak train and Greyhound bus. Shuttles are also offered to the Pittsburgh International Airport. Low standard rates are charged for students who utilize regularly-scheduled shuttles. Students who desire a more customized service outside the regular schedule are subject to a premium rate. Visit the Center for Student Engagement (located on the upper floor of the JFK Center), call for additional information at 814.472.3005, or email your questions/concerns to studentlife@francis.edu.

To officially register for shuttle service, students must complete the official Transportation Request Form below.

Students and families can find a full schedule (printable) posted below along with our policies and rates.

Download the Fall 2017 Shuttle Schedule

Submit your Fall 2017 Transportation Request Form

Shuttle Policies


The following policies are set-forth by the Center for Student Engagement and are intended to help maintain an efficient, safe, and reliable service for students

  1. Transportation/shuttle services are available ONLY to full-time SFU students. The service is available to and from the Saint Francis University campus only.
  2. Anyone utilizing the shuttle service must register to reserve a seat by completing a shuttle reservation form at the Center for Student Engagement office at least four business days prior to the scheduled shuttle. At the time of reservation, students will need to provide personal contact information and transportation information including time of departure and/or arrival time.  Payment is due at sign-up. Please see the shuttle rates below. The fee is non-refundable.
  3. There is a limited amount of space for seating; therefore, luggage is limited to one piece of luggage and one carry-on or backpack per person.
  4. The Center for Student Engagement is NOT responsible for booking/coordinating other travel arrangements such as bus, train, or flights, OR any lodging accommodations.
  5. The scheduled shuttle services (provided above) will be the ONLY shuttles provided by Saint Francis University.  For individual requests that fall outside of our schedule, students will be assessed a premium rate (see rates below).
  6. ALL shuttles are subject to change or cancellation per weather/road conditions and availability of authorized drivers.  The Center for Student Engagement coordinates all transportation services with the Department of University Police and Public Safety and strictly follows their recommendation regarding the release of any shuttles.
  7. It is the students’ responsibility to check their email for shuttle instructions and confirmation. Transportation requests made after deadlines may not be able to be accommodated.
  8. On the day of travel, please arrive at the JFK Center Front Lobby at least 10 minutes prior to shuttle departure time. When departing campus, the van will not be able to hold the departure time for those who are not ready to leave at the scheduled time. The departure time from campus is set to accommodate other travelers and cannot be delayed for any reason. If a student misses the shuttle, it will be the student’s responsibility to locate and obtain alternate transportation to and from campus. Saint Francis University or the Center for Student Engagement will not be responsible for any additional costs incurred if a student misses the train/bus/flight for any reason. This would include inclement weather and traffic delays.

NOTE:  All transportation services are contingent upon the availability of university authorized vehicles and drivers.

Shuttle Rates


 

Transportation Center Standard Service (one-way) Premium Service (one-way)

Altoona Amtrak

$10 $50
Altoona-Blair County Airport $5 $50
Johnstown-Cambria County Airport $5 $50
Pittsburgh International Airport $50 $150
University Park Airport $25 $150

Weeknight Shopping


Weeknight shopping shuttles depart each weeknight from the JFK Center to area stores including Ebensburg Walmart, and shopping malls and plazas in Johnstown and Altoona. The service is free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students will receive access to their OrgSync accounts during New Student Orientation.  From there they will find the shopping shuttles listed on the activities calendar and can reserve their seat from their laptop or on the OrgSync app.

Check out our weekly shopping shuttle schedule below!

Non-Emergency Medical Transports


Students who schedule doctor, dentist or eye appointments can request a shuttle transport to Ebensburg, Altoona or Johnstown for a small fee. Request your transportation needs with us immediately after you've scheduled your appointment so we can arrange a vehicle and driver. All non-emergency medical appointment transports will use the Standard Service rates. Contact us in the Center for Student Engagement to arrange for your non-emergency medical transport by dialing 814-472-3005 or by emailing us at studentlife@francis.edu.

Enterprise CarShare |  

 

We've partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and their exciting CarShare program that provides students access to safe, reliable Enterprise vehicles for a low hourly rate. Cars are available 24/7, and the hourly fees include fuel and physical damage/liability protection. So, now you can go “where you want, when you want” cheaply and independently! 

Start your Official Enterprise CarShare Membership Account

Southern Airways Express | 


Southern Airways Express everyday low-cost fares, free parking, quick TSA screening, four daily non-stops from the Altoona-Blair County Airport (AOO) in Martinsburg and six daily non-stop flights from the Johnstown/Cambria County Airport (JST) near Johnstown to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Check your best connection and fare from PIT, BWI, or IAD then go to www.iflysouthern.com, or call 1-800-329-0485 to book your next flight with Southern Airways Express...your campus connection!

Be sure to use our Campus Community Discount Code (SFU1) and save an additional 25%!

Visit Southern Airways Express -- Your Campus Connection -- to book your next flight!

For transportation needs that fall outside of our services, we recommend visiting our Beyond Campus page and scroll down to "Other Transportation Providers" to see a listing of available transportation providers in the area.