Pirate Access

What is Pirate Access?

Pirate Access is an additional support service for our riders with permanent or temporary mobility impairments. We assist riders getting to and from campus parking locations, select apartment complexes, and ECU facilities.  Once approved to ride, trips are typically scheduled in advance on a first come, first served, basis.

Our ECU Transit buses and vans are also equipped to transport riders with wheelchairs or other mobility devices for all of our other services. You can learn more by visiting our vehicle features and accessibility pages.


This service operates cooperatively with Disability Support Services and the Dean of Students Office, and requires certification by a healthcare provider before you can begin using it.


Obtaining Certification

To become certified for Pirate Access, you should first complete the application form found below. You must submit a new application each semester and obtain approval before rides will be scheduled.

More information about this service is available in the Pirate Access Guide (PDF). If you have any questions not covered by this guide or need assistance getting started, please feel free to contact us by phone at 252-328-7433 or by e-mail at DemandResponse@ecu.edu.