On Tuesday, September 7, Logistics, Transportation & Parking will introduce a service change to address feedback received and other challenges experienced during the first week of the Fall Term. Service will continue to be monitored over the coming weeks.
- The Bursley Baits and Northwood Loops will be replaced with the Bursley Baits and Northwood routes operated prior to the pandemic. Please note that the Campus Connector is still operating for travel between North and Central campuses.
Bursley Baits – On weekdays, the route will operate from 7:15 AM to 2:00 AM at a 15-minute frequency. On Saturdays and Sundays, the route will operate from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM at a 15-minute frequency.
Northwood – On weekdays, the route will operate from 7:15 AM to 1:55 AM at a 20-minute frequency. On Saturdays and Sundays, the route will operate from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM at a 20-minute frequency.
- Weekend service will include the Bursley Baits, Northwood and Oxford Shuttle (pre-pandemic) routes. The Campus Connector, Green Rd-NW5 and Oxford-Markley Loops will now operate on weekdays only.
Oxford Shuttle – On Saturdays and Sundays, the route will operate from 5:00PM to 10:00PM at a 15-minute frequency.
The Logistics, Transportation & Parking website will be updated with the new route information by early next week. Please note that the newly added routes will not be available in Magic Bus.
Preventative measures that remain in place on the campus bus system include:
- Face coverings are required. No mask, no service.
- Moveable shields installed as a barrier between passengers and drivers.
- Drivers will take advantage of stops to open doors for increased ventilation.
- Increased air filtration and open windows for all buses.
- Cleaning and disinfection protocols for frequently touched surfaces inside the bus.
Fall Term Transit Service – FAQ
- Why has the university decided to run the routes developed during the COVID-19 pandemic now that the semester will be mostly in-person and back to normal?
Working with faculty and staff in the College of Engineering, we optimized the bus system so that the majority of trips are shorter for most riders. The system was optimized from longer circuitous trips to a hub-and-spoke system (circulator routes connect to hubs at CCTC and Pierpont Commons for travel between Central and North campuses).
- Have there been talks of returning to the routes that were in place in 2019, like the North and South Commuter routes?
Transit Services will continue to evaluate conditions during the Fall Term.
- What restrictions have EHS placed on the transportation system?
We continue to work collaboratively with EHS and other university leaders to provide a safe and health-informed operation.
- Do I still need to wear a mask when riding the bus?
Yes, everyone on campus transportation is required to wear a mask.