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Parking and Transportation Services

The Roo Express now has the following routes in the Fall and Spring semesters:

  • The ROB'S CAFÉ ROUTE connects the residence halls and overnight parking decks to Rob's Café and downtown Akron.
  • The CAMPUS CIRCULATOR serves the College of Arts and Sciences, Student Union, Folk Hall, Rec Center, Fir Hill Towers, and Administrative Services Building
  • The EAST ROUTE serves the neighborhood east of campus.
  • The SOUTH ROUTE serves the neighborhood south of Exchange Street.
  • The NORTHWEST ROUTE connects the Student Union and Polsky Building, while also serving other locations. 
  • The SOUTHWEST ROUTE also connects the Union and Polsky, along with the Metro RTA station and other locations.
  • The DOWNTOWN ROUTE makes enjoying downtown dining and entertainment easy.
  • The WEEKEND CIRCULATOR makes moving around campus (and the Metro RTA station) easy on weekends.
  • The CHAPEL HILL ROUTE opens up additional dining, entertainment, and shopping options.
  • The HIGHLAND SQUARE ROUTE also opens up additional dining, entertainment, and shopping options.
  • The DAVE'S SUPERMARKET ROUTE transports students to and from a local grocery store.

The routes are described in detail below. Show your Zip Card and hop on board at any stop.

Parking Services welcomes your questions and comments: 330-972-7213 or rooexpress@uakron.edu

 
ROB'S CAFÉ ROUTE: Rob's Café/Honor's College, Quaker Square, Downtown Akron, Exchange St. Residence Hall, Spicer Hall, East Campus Parking Deck (Lot 1)

Wait Times Less Than: 12 minutes


Rob's Cafe Route

On the ROB'S CAFÉ, the shuttle makes six stops:

1.  Rob's Café and the Honor's College
2.  Quaker Square on Broadway
3.  On High St. near the intersection with Exchange St. 
4.  The Exchange Street Residence Hall, directly across from the South Campus Parking Deck (Lot 36)
5.  Spicer Hall on Vine St.
6.  The East Campus Parking Deck (Lot 1) on Spicer Street

The shuttle will operate on this route from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday through Wednesday evenings ONLY. Similar service is available on the Downtown Route on Thursday through Saturday evenings until 4 a.m. The ROB'S CAFÉ Route will remain operational when the University is closed.

 

 
CAMPUS CIRCULATOR: College of Arts and Sciences, Buckingham Building, Student Union, Rec Center, Spicer Hall, Fir Hill Towers, Administrative Services Building

Wait Times Less Than: 15 minutes


On the CAMPUS CIRCULATOR, the shuttle makes seven stops:

1.  At the College of Arts and Scienceson the College Street Circle
2.  At the Buckingham Building on Wolf Ledges
3.  At the Student Union 
4.  At the Exchange Street Residence Hall on Exchange Street
5.  At InfoCision Stadium on Union Street
6.  At Spicer Hall on Vine Street
7.  At the East Campus Parking Deck on Spicer Street
8.  At Fir Hill Towers on Fir Hill
9.  At the Psychology Archives on Mill Street

The shuttle will operate on this route from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays ONLY. This shuttle will not run on weekends. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

 


NORTHWEST ROUTE: Student Union, Guzetta, Quaker Square, Polsky Building

Wait Times Less Than: 8 minutes


On the NORTHWEST ROUTE, the shuttle makes five stops:

1.  At the Student Union
2.  At Guzzetta Hall (in the circle shared by the Polymer Building)
3.  At Quaker Square on Broadway Street
4.  At the Polsky Building on South High Street
5.  At the CBA building on Broadway 

The shuttle will operate on this route from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays ONLY. This shuttle will not run on weekends. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.



EAST ROUTE (University Park): The JAR Arena, East Campus Parking Deck, Buchtel Ave. and Carroll Street

Wait Times Less Than: 15 minutes


On the EAST ROUTE, the shuttle makes ten stops:

1.  At the JAR Arena
2.  On Spicer Street at the East Campus Parking Deck (Lot 1)
3.  On Buchtel Ave. near Fountain Street
4.  On Buchtel Ave. near South Adams Street
5. On Buchtel Ave. across from the Buchtel Arms
6.  On Buchtel Ave. near Buchtel Place
7.  On Carroll Street near Buchtel Place
8.  On Beaver between Carroll and Exchange
9.  On Annadale between Carroll and Exchange
10.  On Carroll Street near the Carroll House apartments

The shuttle will operate on this route from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays ONLY. This shuttle will not run on weekends. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

 


SOUTH ROUTE (University Park): Student Union, neighborhood south of campus

Wait Times Less Than: 15 minutes

 

On the SOUTH ROUTE, the shuttle makes sixteen stops:

1.  At the Student Union
2.  At the Summit Medical Building on Wheeler
3.  At the corner of Palmyra and Grant Street
4.  On Voris at the end of Sherman street
5-6.  Two stops on Allyn Street
7.  At the Corner of Allyn and Power Street
8.  At the corner of Brown and Power Street
9.  On Thornton just east of Brown Street
10.  On the corner of Gage and Spicer Street
11.  At the corner of Crouse and Spicer
12.  At the corner of Crouse and Kirn Ave.
13-16.  Four stops along Wheeler Street

    The shuttle will operate on this route from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays ONLY. This shuttle will not run on weekends. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

     


    SOUTHWEST ROUTE: Student Union and The Polsky Building, Akron Metro Station and Gallucci Hall

    Wait Times Less Than: 10 minutes

     

    On the SOUTHWEST ROUTE, the shuttle makes five stops:

    1.  At the Student Union
    2.  At the Polsky Building on South High Street
    3.  At 22 East Exchange on South High Street
    4.  At the corner of Cedar and High Street
    5.  At the Metro Transit Center off Broadway Street
    6.  At the shops in front of the Exchange Street residence hall on Exchange Street
    7.  At Gallucci Hall on Grant Street

      The shuttle will operate on this route from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays ONLY. This shuttle will not run on weekendsThe shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.



      DOWNTOWN ROUTE: Now expanded to include more stops, and running until 4 am!

      Downtown Route

       

      On DOWNTOWN ROUTE, the shuttle makes the following stops:

      1.  The College of Arts and Sciences
      2.  Quaker Square on Broadway Street
      3.  Canal Park on Main Street
      4.  22 East Exchange
      5.  The Exchange Street Residence Hall, directly across from the South Campus Parking Deck (Lot 36)
      6-8.  Three stops heading south on Sherman Street
      9-10.  Two stops heading north on Allyn Street
      11-13.  Three stops heading east on Power Street
      14.  At the corner of Brown and Wheeler Street
      15.  At the corner of Allyn and Wheeler Street
      16.  At the corner of Exchange and Kling Street
      17.  On Exchange near the corner of Spicer and Exchange Street
      18.  Across from the Spicer Hall on Spicer Street
      19.  At the corner of Fir Hill and Buchtel Avenue

      The shuttle will operate on this route from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. This shuttle will take students directly to their homes on return trips! The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

       


      WEEKEND CIRCULATOR: The College of Arts and Sciences, Quaker Squakre, Canal Park, 22 E Exchange, Akron Metro Station, Gallucci Hall, The Student Union, Spicer Hall

      Wait Times Less Than: 15 minutes

       

      On the WEEKEND CIRCULATOR, the shuttle makes ten stops:

      1.  At the College of Arts and Sciences on the College Street Circle
      2.  At Quaker Square on Broadway Street
      3.  At the Akron Public Library and Akron Art Museum on High Street.
      4.  At the Polsky building on High Street
      5.  At 22 East Exchange just east of High Street
      6.  At the Akron Metro Transit Center off Broadway*
      7.  In front of the Exchange Residence Shops on Exchange Street
      8.  At Gallucci Hall on Grant Street
      9.  At the Student Union
      10.  At Spicer Hall on Spicer Street

      *Due to Metro Station hours of operation the shuttle will not stop at the Metro Station after 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 7:00 p.m. on Sundays.

      The shuttle will operate on this route from 10:00am until midnight on WEEKENDS ONLY. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

       


      CHAPEL HILL ROUTE:  Student Union, Howe Ave., Chapel Hill Mall

       

      On the CHAPEL HILL ROUTE, the shuttle makes five stops.

      1.  The Student Union
      2.  At the stop signs along the Plaza south of Howe Ave.
      3.  The Regal Cinema near Independence and Buchholzer Blvd.
      4.  Chapel Hill Mall off of Buchholzer Blvd. 
      5.  At the stop signs along the Plaza north of Howe Ave

      The shuttle will operate on this route from 10:00am until midnight on SATURDAYS ONLY. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

      The shuttle will arrive at the following times:*

      Student Union: 10:00 AM, 10:25 AM, 10:50 AM, 11:15 AM, 11:40 AM, 12:05 PM, 12:30 PM, 12:55 PM, 1:20 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:10 PM, 2:35 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:25 PM, 3:50 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:30 PM, 5:55 PM, 6:20 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:10 PM, 7:35 PM, 7:55 PM, 8:20 PM, 8:40 PM, 9:05 PM, 9:25 PM, 9:50 PM, 10:10 PM, 10:35 PM, 10:55 PM, 11:20 PM**, 12:02 AM

      H H Gregg: 10:16 AM, 10:41 AM, 11:06 AM, 11:31 AM, 11:56 AM, 12:21 PM, 12:46 PM, 1:11 PM, 1:36 PM, 2:01 PM, 2:26 PM, 2:51 PM, 3:16 PM, 3:41 PM, 4:06 PM, 4:31 PM, 4:56 PM, 5:21 PM, 5:46 PM, 6:11 PM, 6:36 PM, 7:01 PM, 7:26 PM, 7:51 PM, 8:11 PM, 8:36 PM, 8:56 PM, 9:21 PM, 9:41 PM, 10:06 PM, 10:26 PM, 10:51 PM, 11:11 PM, 11:36 PM

      Cinema: 10:21 AM, 10:46 AM, 11:11 AM, 11:36 AM, 12:01 PM, 12:26 PM, 12:51 PM, 1:16 PM, 1:41 PM, 2:06 PM, 2:31 PM, 2:56 PM, 3:21 PM, 3:46 PM, 4:11 PM, 4:36 PM, 5:01 PM, 5:26 PM, 5:51 PM, 6:16 PM, 6:41 PM, 7:06 PM, 7:31 PM, 7:56 PM, 8:16 PM, 8:41 PM, 9:01 PM, 9:26 PM, 9:46 PM, 10:11 PM, 10:31 PM, 10:56 PM, 11:16 PM, 11:41 PM

      Mall: 10:23 AM, 10:48 AM, 11:13 AM, 11:38 AM, 12:03 PM, 12:28 PM, 12:53 PM, 1:18 PM, 1:43 PM, 2:08 PM, 2:33 PM, 2:58 PM, 3:23 PM, 3:48 PM, 4:13 PM, 4:38 PM, 5:03 PM, 5:28 PM, 5:53 PM, 6:28 PM, 6:43 PM, 7:08 PM, 7:33 PM, 7:58 PM, 8:18 PM, 8:43 PM, 9:03 PM, 9:25 PM, 9:48 PM, 10:13 PM, 10:33 PM, 10:58 PM, 11:18 PM, 11:43 PM

      Target: 10:28 AM, 10:53 AM, 11:18 AM, 11:43 AM, 12:08 PM, 12:33 PM, 12:58 PM, 1:23 PM, 1:48 PM, 2:13 PM, 2:38 PM, 3:03 PM, 3:28 PM, 3:53 PM, 4:18 PM, 4:43 PM, 5:08 PM, 5:33 PM, 5:58 PM, 6:23 PM, 6:48 PM, 7:13 PM, 7:38 PM, 8:03 PM, 8:23 PM, 8:48 PM, 9:08 PM, 9:33 PM, 9:53 PM, 10:18 PM, 10:38 PM, 11:03 PM, 11:23 PM, 11:48 PM

      *This route is subject to timing fluctuations due to varying traffic congestion in the area.

      **The 11:20 PM route is the last run of the night. It will only pick up, no more drop off after 10:55 PM.

       


      HIGHLAND SQUARE ROUTE:  Student Union, Downtown Library, Highland Square, Hawkins Ave. Shops

       

      On the HIGHLAND SQUARE ROUTE, the shuttle makes ten stops.

      1. The Student Union
      2. The corner of Exchange and Main St.
      3. Akron-Summit County Library on Main Street
      4. Highland Square in the parking lot behind Chipotle
      5. The Mitchell Shopping Center near Hawkins Ave.
      6. Gabriel Brothers at the West Market Place Shopping Center
      7. At W. Market St. and Westgate Circle
      8. Highland Square near Aladdins Eatery. Close to Grand Ave.
      9. Akron-Summit County Library on Main Street
      10. The corner of Exchange and Main St.
      11. Back to the Student Union

      The shuttle will operate on this route from 10:00am until midnight on SUNDAYS ONLY. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

      The shuttle will arrive at the following times:*

      Student Union:  10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:45 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:15 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:15 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:45 PM, 11:30 PM, 12:15 AM

      Main/Exchange:  10:04 AM, 10:49 AM, 11:34 AM, 12:19 PM, 1:04 PM, 1:49 PM, 2:34 PM, 3:19 PM, 4:04 PM, 4:49 PM, 5:34 PM, 6:19 PM, 7:04 PM, 7:49 PM, 8:34 PM, 9:19 PM, 10:04 PM, 10:49 PM, 11:34 PM, 12:19 AM

      Akron-Summit County Library:  10:08 AM, 10:53 AM, 11:38 AM, 12:23 PM, 1:08 PM, 1:53 PM, 2:38 PM, 3:23 PM, 4:08 PM, 4:53 PM, 5:38 PM, 6:23 PM, 7:08 PM, 7:53 PM, 8:38 PM, 9:23 PM, 10:08 PM, 10:53 PM, 11:38 PM, 12:23 AM 

      Highland Square:  10:15 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:45 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM, 9:30 PM, 10:15 PM, 11:00 PM, 11:45 PM, 12:30 AM

      Mitchell Shopping Center:  10:20 AM, 11:05 AM, 11:50 AM, 12:35 PM, 1:20 PM, 2:05 PM, 2:50 PM, 3:35 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:50 PM, 6:35 PM, 7:20 PM, 8:05 PM, 8:50 PM, 9:35 PM, 10:20 PM, 11:05 PM, 11:50 PM

      Gabriel Brothers:  10:25 AM, 11:10 AM, 11:55 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:25 PM, 2:10 PM, 2:55 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:25 PM, 5:10 PM, 5:55 PM, 6:40 PM, 7:25 PM, 8:10 PM, 8:55 PM, 9:40 PM, 10:25 PM, 11:10 PM, 11:55 PM

      Westgate Circle:  10:28 AM, 11:13 AM, 11:58 AM, 12:43 PM, 1:28 PM, 2:13 PM, 2:58 PM, 3:43 PM, 4:28 PM, 5:13 PM, 5:58 PM, 6:43 PM, 7:28 PM, 8:13 PM, 8:58 PM, 9:43 PM, 10:28 PM, 11:13 PM, 11:58 PM

      Highland Square:  10:32 AM, 11:17 AM, 12:02 PM, 12:47 PM, 1:32 PM, 2:17 PM, 3:02 PM, 3:47 PM, 4:32 PM, 5:17 PM, 6:02 PM, 6:47 PM, 7:32 PM, 8:17 PM, 9:02 PM, 9:47 PM, 10:32 PM, 11:17 PM, 12:02 AM

      Akron-Summit County Library:  10:38 AM, 11:23 AM, 12:08 PM, 12:53 PM, 1:38 PM, 2:23 PM, 3:08 PM, 3:53 PM, 4:38 PM, 5:23 PM, 6:08 PM, 6:53 PM, 7:38 PM, 8:23 PM, 9:08 PM, 9:53 PM, 10:38 PM, 11:23 PM, 12:08 AM

      Main/Exchange:  10:41 AM, 11:26 AM, 12:11 PM, 12:56 PM, 1:41 PM, 2:26 PM, 3:11 PM, 3:56 PM, 4:41 PM, 5:26 PM, 6:11 PM, 6:56 PM, 7:41 PM, 8:26 PM, 9:11 PM, 9:56 PM, 10:41 PM, 11:26 PM, 12:11 AM

      Student Union: 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:45 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:15 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:15 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:45 PM, 11:30 PM, 12:15 AM

      *This route is subject to timing fluctuations due to varying traffic congestion in the area.

       


      DAVE'S SUPERMARKET ROUTE:  Gallucci Hall, Quaker Square, College of Arts and Sciences, Spicer Hall, Dave's Supermarket

       

      On the DAVE’S SUPERMARKET ROUTE, the shuttle makes five stops:

      1.  Gallucci Hall on Grant Streeta
      2.  Quaker Square on Broadway Street
      3.  College of Arts and Sciences on the College Street Circle
      4.  Spicer Hall on Spicer Street
      5.  Dave’s Supermarket on East Exchange Street

      The shuttle will operate on this route from 3:00pm until  7:00pm on Sundays and Wednesdays ONLY. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

      The shuttle will arrive at the following times:


      Gallucci Hall:  3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30
      Quaker Square: 3:07, 3:37, 4:07, 4:37, 5:07, 5:37, 6:07, 6:37
      College of A&S: 3:14, 3:44, 4:14, 4:44, 5:14, 5:44, 6:14, 6:44
      Spicer Hall:  3:19, 3:49, 4:19, 4:49, 5:19, 5:49, 6:19, 6:49
      Dave’s Supermarket:  3:25, 3:55, 4:25, 4:55, 5:25, 5:55, 6:25, 6:55

       

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