Getting Around the Hill
Whether you are getting around by car, bus, or on foot, visitors to University Hill will find that it’s easily accessible given its central location at the crossroads of key highways, and walkable neighborhoods, campuses, and business districts.
The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (CNYRTA) and its subsidiary, CENTRO, provide regular bus service throughout University Hill and adjacent downtown and suburban areas. CENTRO recently unveiled 9 diesel-electric hybrid buses to its fleet and plans to completely convert to hybrid technology over the next few years. In 2006, CENTRO won the American Public Transit Association “Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award” for bus companies serving 4 million to 30 million riders a year. CENTRO also operates the Connective Corridor Shuttle Bus during the school year.
Syracuse University – Students and staff have long enjoyed the benefits of Syracuse University’s Shuttle service, which operates seven days a week. This shuttle system serves all of the major buildings and residence halls in the immediate campus area. Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety also operates the Shuttle-U-Home service, which provides transportation from the Syracuse University campus to the University Hill homes of SU students, faculty, and staff, and operates nightly during the school year, from 8:15 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
SUNY Upstate – Shuttle service is available to the SUNY Upstate Medical University and University Hospital community, including students, patients, visitors, and employees. The shuttle routes serve the off campus parking lots as well as some off campus buildings, and runs from 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Crouse Hospital – Crouse Hospital offers a single-route shuttle service to its buildings and parking facilities. They also offer valet service for the convenience of patients, family members, and other visitors, available weekdays at the Irving Avenue entrance of the hospital, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. There is a $3 fee for this service (normal garage parking rates still apply but are waived on day of discharge if patients are being picked up at this entrance.)
Linking the Hill and Downtown Syracuse’s Armory Square, the Connective Corridor serves as a means for Syracuse residents, students, and visitors to enjoy the many cultural activities and historic landmarks offered in the area. The Corridor connects Syracuse’s three major universities and more than 20 cultural venues through its shuttle service, walkways, and bicycle paths.