The Roo Express campus shuttle
The Roo Express Shuttle Service provides transportation to University buildings in the downtown area, neighborhoods near campus, and the parking lots on the North side of campus. During the fall and spring semesters the shuttle also services students on the weekends to and from the downtown area.
Shuttle routes and schedules:
The shuttle may not operate or have limited service on holidays or when the University is closed. See below for any changes.
Roo Express Operations During Winter Recess
The Roo Express will continue its full fall/spring schedule through Dec. 16, (including downtown tonight).
There will be no Roo Express service from Saturday, Dec. 17, through Thursday, Jan. 12. All routes will resume the fall/spring schedules on Friday, Jan. 13, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The METRO DASH Route will continue to run through out the winter recess except on Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2.
On Jan. 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — the Roo Express will only run the Rob’s Holiday Route from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Roo Express adding Chapel Hill Route
Starting Sunday, Oct. 16, the Roo Express will run a shuttle to Chapel Hill Mall. The route will run every other Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be one bus on this route and it will take about 50 minutes round trip.
The Chapel Hill Route stops at the Student Union, along the plaza north of Howe Avenue at Chapel Hill Mall and along the plaza south of Howe Avenue. The shuttle will operate on these dates during the fall semester: Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27 and Dec. 11.
You will be able view the location of the Roo Express on DoubleMap.
Benefits of the shuttle service
The shuttle service benefits everyone:
|Commuter students and faculty/staff...||
|Students who live in off campus housing (near UA)…||
|Residence Hall students…||
Answers to your questions
I use a wheelchair. Can I ride the shuttle?
Yes. All Roo Express shuttles are equipped with wheelchair-lift equipment. You do not need to make arrangements ahead of time to ride the regular routes, but special services will also be available for those who have additional needs – more information is available in this brochure.
How is the University paying for the Roo Express Shuttle?
Students who take more than five credit hours are assessed a Transportation Fee ($175 for the fall and spring semester, $120 for the summer). For that fee, students can request a parking permit (it's available at no additional charge), and ride the Roo Express shuttle. Transportation Fee funds help pay for:
- the shuttle,
- the upkeep of decks and parking lots,
- and the loans (actually bonds) that the University took out to build its newest decks.
Questions? Complaints? Suggestions?
Please direct your messages to email@example.com or call the Parking & Transportation Services Office at 330-972-7213.