CCRTA and DMC celebrate new “Super Stops” at Oso Creek Campus with ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 28
Del Mar College students can ride anywhere for free by showing validated College ID; Oso Creek Super Stops also serving the city’s southside population
Article content from contributed CCCRTA news release
The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) and Del Mar College (DMC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Aug. 28, along Yorktown Blvd. at the new Oso Creek Campus. The celebration recognized the completed Super Stops––the one on Yorktown Blvd. and another on Rodd Field Rd.––that will improve transportation services for DMC and the southside region of the city.
“CCRTA’s Board of Directors and leadership are grateful to Del Mar College and the Federal Transit Administration for their partnerships in getting this project completed. These Super Stops will help Del Mar College students arrive to class on time and further their education at no-cost. We are excited to grow our system and better serve the needs of Del Mar College,” said Dan Leyendecker, CCRTA’s Board Chair.
“We will continue to prioritize improving our system by expanding our service and improving access for students, first responders, senior citizens, and all of our communities. These Super Stops will be an anchor for the Southside and Flour Bluff as we move forward,” said Derrick Majchszak, CCRTA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
DMC President and CEO Mark Escamilla, Ph.D., added, “Accessibility is a key goal for Del Mar College, and our partnership with CCRTA breaks one of the barriers our students face when juggling work, school and life––that’s transportation. It’s fitting the ribbon-cutting next to our Oso Creek Campus is on the first day of fall semester classes because these Super Stops are an indication of our city’s growth and that of the College. Transportation should never be an issue hindering our Vikings getting to class, and we’re Viking Proud to partner with CCRTA to ensure they do.”
CCRTA provides free rides to DMC students when they show a validated College I.D. Students can travel to and between campuses as well as to other destinations on CCRTA routes.
Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.