The Blue Room will begin providing a shuttle service to Statesboro residents on Thursday

The route of the walk on Saturday

Sarah Smith

STATESBORO — A popular bar that has worked its way into Georgia Southern culture, The Blue Room, is partnering with Party Elite to provide attendees with a safe shuttle service to selected housing complexes in Statesboro, starting Thursday, Aug. 22.

The route will run every Thursday through Saturday with departure times at 12:45 a.m., 1:15 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. Buses 1 and 2 holds up to 50 people and bus 3 holds from 25 to 30 people, according to William Bridwell, a partner of The Blue Room.

“We do want people to be as safe as they can be,” Bridwell said.

Bridwell brought the idea of “shuttle cabs” to Nick LaVan, owner and operator of Party Elite. 

“Trying to get the students home as safe as possible and giving them as many options as possible to get a safe ride home so they aren’t drinking and driving and solving a parking issue at the Blue Room,” LaVan said.

The routes will serve residents of Langley Pond, The Landings, Burkhalter Plantation, Ashbrooke, Cottage Row, Planters Row, Talons Lake, The Islands, 111 South, The Hamptons, The Hudson and Monarch 301.

If there is a greater demand for the shuttle services, times and locations may change in the future, Bridwell said.

The cost to ride the bus is $3 per person and security will be provided on each bus by Party Elite.

Sarah Smith, The George-Anne News Editor, [email protected]