Knowing that there was not a bus route that connected to the campus, Yuba Community College District Officials green lighted opening the Yuba College Sutter County Campus. The issue of an available bus route to the Sutter County Campus has been discussed for the past three years, according to Keith Martin of Yuba-Sutter Transit. The discussion of bus route availability to Pease Rd and E. Onstott was a topic before the site of the Sutter County Campus was purchased. However, no actions have been taken to create a bus route that links the bus to the campus.
In order to create a route to the campus, Martin needs documentation from school administrators regarding where students are coming from. Keith Martin explained that school administrators, including Interim Executive Dean Brian Jukes and former Yuba College President Kay Adkins, were fully aware of what it would take to get a operating bus route out to the Sutter County Campus.
Keith Martin states, “In time the bus route situation will resolve itself, as enrollment increases the demand and ridership will increase.” Martin’s current recommendation to administrators is to provide information about current routes Yuba-Sutter Transit provides on the campus website.
The problem now is that there is no funding at all to provide a bus route service to the Sutter County Center. Keith Martin said, “They would have to cut a current service in order to provide a service to the Sutter County Campus.” Keith Martin and Yuba-Sutter Transit are very hopeful about a bus route in the future, especially since in the campus was built with a turnabout for bus access.
Currently, the last operating bus stop closest to the campus is on the corner of Gray Ave and Northgate. In order to reach the campus students must take a long walk up Gray Ave until reaching a dead end that connects to a peach orchard. There is a corner of a chain link fence that is peeled back, which you climb through before walking through the Orchard, until you reach Pease Rd. You walk on Pease Rd. until you get to Onstott. As you dodge cars racing towards the campus you find yourself walking up the street looking for a sidewalk. As you hear the sounds of zooms and screeches pass you buy.