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How to get around town

Barry McNamara
In partnership with Warren County Public Transportation, Monmouth College is offering a new service, and it hopes it students get on board – literally.

Three days per week, a “Scot Shuttle” van, operated by the Warren Achievement Center, will help students run errands or dine at one of Monmouth’s restaurants. Departing from the north entrance of Huff Athletic Center, the shuttle service will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and depart every 20 minutes. The last loop will be made at 6:40 p.m., and the service will end each night at 7 p.m.

Stops along the Monmouth loop will include County Market, ShopKo, Taco Bell/KFC, Petey’s, Walgreens and the Public Square.

On Sundays, the Scot Shuttle will make a run to Galesburg, departing from the north entrance of Huff Athletic Center at 3 p.m. and returning by 6 p.m. Stops in Galesburg will include Applebee’s, Lowe’s, Walmart and Seminary Street.

The service for both the Monmouth and Galesburg shuttle loops is free to individuals with a Monmouth College ID, and it also available to the general public for a minimal cost.

“We are pleased to offer this service, which will provide convenient, affordable transportation for our students in Monmouth and Galesburg,” said Don Gladfelter, MC’s vice president for finance and business.

On busy travel dates at the college, such as the start and end of semesters, spring break, etc., there will be a shuttle to the Amtrak station in Galesburg, provided that at least eight passengers will be making the trip. The cost is $10 per person, each way. Reservations for the Amtrak shuttle must be made in advance at the Stockdale Center office.
The schedule is available online.