Parking and Transportation Services

Spring 2023: Latest News

Roo Express shuttle to become a weekday-only service this spring

The Roo Express shuttle service will begin operating for the spring semester on January 9, 2023. The weekday shuttle route and hours of operation will remain unchanged, however, the shuttle will not operate on Saturdays and Sundays during the spring semester. This change is in response to low ridership on weekends, and will allow resources to be focused on the more utilized Monday through Friday service.

Students and employees who use their Zip Card to ride for free on any of Akron METRO RTA’s regular routes throughout Summit County will still be able to do so on weekends. A tutorial regarding how to use Google Maps to plan your trip with METRO is available here. Those with disabilities who have additional weekend transportation needs may qualify for METRO’s ADA services (see also information regarding qualification and a FAQ).

For comments or questions, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 330-972-7213.

Retiree parking permits are available now

Retiree parking e-permits are now available at Check out this guide for step-by-step instructions regarding ordering your Retiree permit. These electronic permits utilize your license plate number instead of a hangtag, and they are active as soon as you complete the ordering process. This new permit is valid for 5 years, through June 2027. If you need assistance, please contact Parking & Transportation Services at or (330) 972-7213.

Spin Electric Scooters

Spin scooter

You've probably seen these orange and grey electric scooters at many locations. Provided by Spin, these scooters are great for quickly moving around campus or getting Downtown. They are available for anyone to rent through the Spin mobile app.

  • Download the app and create your account
  • Check the map if you need to locate an available scooter near you
  • Scan the QR code on the top of the scooter to unlock it
  • Follow campus guidelines and the rules of the road when riding
  • Park the scooter at one of the preferred locations displayed within the app to get 25 cents off of your next ride
  • Make sure to end your ride within the app when you're finished

Scooters cost $1 to unlock and 29 cents per minute of use (plus taxes and fees). All revenue goes to Spin to support the program; none comes to the University.

Check out for introductory videos and additional safety-related information. Score 100% on Spin's safety quiz and they offer a promo code for your next ride.

See our Spin scooters page for answers to frequently asked questions.