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Campus and Community Bus Transportation

The Clarion Students' Association student activity fee funding provides public transportation services through ATA to the students of Clarion University as well as community members.  Student transportation is free with their Clarion University ID and community members can ride for the low fare of $1.25 per trip.  There are two designated routes; a campus loop which services students attending classes and campus activities with stops at Reinhard Village, College Park, and Eagle Park with other designated campus stops for the convenience of our students.  Additionally a community loop provides services to the Walmart Plaza, Clarion Mall, Clarion Hospital, The Clarion YMCA,  and various downtown locations.

COVID-19 Information

The Area Transportation Authority of North Central PA (ATA) provides bus transportation for Clarion University Students and the community from Reinhard Villages to the Clarion University Campus and several locations throughout the Clarion Area including a stop close to the local Wal-Mart.  ATA has been proactive in initiating procedures to monitor cleaning and disinfecting of the buses it operates in response to COVID-19.  ATA has treated all of its buses with permasafe, a perpetual antimicrobial surface, and air protection system.  More information on permasafe and the ATA COVID Green Caution steps can be found here

Review the complete bus schedule for more information.  Questions should be addressed to the ATA customer service line at 1-866-282-4968 or on the web at


CSA will offer transportation home for the semester break prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday for Clarion University students who live in the Harrisburg, King of Prussia, and Philadelphia Regions based upon the number of students needed to fill the bus.  Students will be able to sign up in the CSA office beginning November 1st for the Thanksgiving bus.  A $20 deposit to hold your ticket will be required at sign up.  Seats are limited and payment must be made in full when students sign up.  Information regarding baggage restrictions and other rules and regulations can be found by clicking here. This form will be updated periodically as schedules become solidified.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR FALL 2020 - Remember that students will be going home to stay at the Thanksgiving break so that may mean you have more to take home.  Plan on taking home all that you need  that can be packed in a carry-on and one large duffel bag/suitcase if you are planning on riding the break bus home.



May we use a CSA Van for essential travel? 

Due to the inability to follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing, ride-sharing in university vehicles will not be permitted. This means that only one person, the driver, may be in the vehicle at a time.  The vehicle must be sanitized after each use. Van use will generally be if a group needs to use it to pick up programming items at Walmart. 

CSA offers for use one (1) seven (7)passenger van and one (1) twelve (12) passenger van located on the Clarion campus and one (1) seven (7) passenger van located at the Venango Campus in Oil City.  The current rate to use the 7-passenger vans is 75 cents per mile, with a minimum fee of $37.50, which includes gasoline.  The current rate to use the 12-passenger van is $1.00 per mile, with a minimum fee of $50.00.  The vans can be driven by students as members of  CSA or faculty and staff of Clarion University.  Organizations which are funded through CSA can utilize their budgets for approved travel (see travel restrictions above) and will be issued a statement of billed activity monthly.   Organizations, groups, or individuals not funded through CSA will be billed independently to the department designated.  If no department designation is given,  those utilizing the vans will be asked to remit the estimated mileage fee in advance of travel. 
The vans are scheduled on a first come first served basis.  CSA reserves the right to bump organizations if an emergency occurs and the vans are required to meet that need.  CSA encourages groups and organizations to schedule the vans as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.  For more information on rules and regulations regarding CSA van usage click here.
Driver Insurance Form click here.
Vehicle Use Trip Waiver Form click here.
Use of Gas Card Instructions click here.

Last Updated 10/22/20