By Omar Reyes / Staff Writer / Twitter: @salar0895

Extended service by the LBCC Viking Voyager Shuttle Service will be available to students beginning in the 2016 Spring semester.

The new spring schedule will run Mondays-Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (with the last shuttle leaving each campus at 9 p.m.); Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the last shuttle will leave each campus at 3 p.m.

The extended hours of the shuttle were incorporated by Student Equity, according to lbcc.edu

The shuttle previously ran Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. The shuttle was not in service on the weekends

According to Stacey Toda, Associate Director of Public Relations and Marketing, this will be the shuttles first semester with services on Fridays and Saturdays.

Peter Lucas, a nursing major who has taken the shuttle, said,” It’s great that the school offers to extend the shuttle hours for students because some students don’t have rides. Students could probably take more classes and finish faster.”

The shuttle provides students with rides from the PCC and LAC. Students must have a student ID with a current ASB sticker to ride.

Toda said, “LBCC students taking evening and weekend classes will greatly benefit from the new Viking Voyager service hours.”