CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A new bus route is helping students get to and from the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) and Del Mar College (DMC) Campuses.
Del Mar announced the new route on their social media today with a photo with their new customized bus stop from Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority.
The bus is called Crosstown Shuttle 66 and according to the CCRTA's schedule. The bus runs on Mondays and Wednesdays. It will leave TAMUCC at 8:30 am and arrive at Del Mar East Campus at 9:10. The bus will run again in the afternoon, leaving Del Mar East Campus at 4:15 pm and arriving back at TAMUCC at 4:55.
The route comes from a partnership between TAMUCC and DMC, called the Viking Islander Program or VIP.
Pilot Route 66, Crosstown Shuttle, began as a collaboration between Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), Del Mar College (DMC), and Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) as part of their Viking Islander Program (VIP). The route was added to help the VIP students commute between the schools.
"The Viking Islander Program (VIP) is a collaborative, co-enrollment partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College." their website says, "The VIP program provides a guarantee of full admission to TAMU-CC for students successfully completing the program requirements. In addition, the program will allow students to use appropriate TAMU-CC course credits toward the completion of an Associate Degree at Del Mar College.”
All students, faculty, and staff of DMC & TAMUCC with current campus IDs can always ride for free,
Route 66, Crosstown Shuttle, is a pilot route, and route adjustments or additions will be evaluated based on students needs and agreed upon by the campuses and CCRTA.