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Proposed Gold Route

Parking and Transportation Services and Clemson Area Transit have been brainstorming on how to reduce overcrowding and improve reliability on the Red Route, encourage more students to ride transit rather than drive, and better connect Clemson University with the community. The result is the proposed Gold Route.

Be sure to submit your feedback on the route using the survey below.

Info Session in McKissick Theatre April 17 from 1 pm to 3 pm

Proposed Gold Route Alignment

Gold Route alignment going from GrandMarc Apartments on US 76, making a right on US 123, stopping at Truist Bank on 123, and then turning onto SC 93. From there the bus goes to Kelly Rd. Then left onto Newman Rd, right onto McMillan Rd, and a right onto Cherry Rd. The route completes by making a right onto SC93 then a left onto US 76 ramp back to GrandMarc.

Route Basics

Bus Stops

(in order of operation)

  • GrandMarc Apartments on US-76
  • CVS
  • Truist Bank on US-123
  • SC-93 at Wesley Street
  • Crawford Edge Apartments (Kelly Rd at SC-93)
  • Crawford Falls/Tillman Place
  • Kelly Rd at SC-93
  • Cherry Rd at Bryan Circle
  • Douthit Hills (Cherry Rd at Walter T Cox Blvd)

Operating Times

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

10 min service: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

20 min service: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Route Times

Bus Stop Peak Peak Peak
GrandMarc on US 76 :00 :10 :20 :30 :40 :50
Truist Bank :05 :15 :25 :35 :45 :55
Crawford Edge :08 :18 :28 :38 :48 :58
Crawford Falls :09 :19 :29 :39 :49 :59
Bryan Circle :14 :24 :34 :44 :54 :04
Cherry Rd at SC 93 :15 :25 :35 :45 :55 :05

*Note: Not all bus stops have defined time points.

Some trips may be altered due to driver breaks which need to be incorporated.

Peak Times operate 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


  • How does this help the Red Route go faster?
    During the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. when traffic is heaviest, the Red will not use Kelly Rd. The Red Route bus bypasses Kelly Rd saving time and space on the bus. All riders on Kelly Rd will be picked up by the Gold Route during these hours. 
  • What happens after 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and on weekends?
    The Gold Route operates Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, the Red Route will resume its current path along Kelly Rd like it is today.
  • Are the Red Route times changing?

    No. Although the Red Route will not be going down Kelly Rd from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, timepoints along the route are not changing. This change will improve the Red Route's on time performance throughout the day when traffic can be most challenging to stay on time. 

Tell Us What You Think

This route will tentatively begin for the Fall 2023 semester. Does it meet your needs? Do you find it helpful? Does it encourage you to try transit? Submit your thoughts and reactions to help us better understand your needs.

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