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

  • The POLSKY EXPRESS ROUTE is an express route between the Student Union and the Polsky Building.
  • The METRO DASH ROUTE serves the College of Arts and Sciences, Quaker Square, the Apartments west of campus, the RKP Metro RTA Transit Center, the CBA Building and several other stops.
  • The SOUTH ROUTE serves the JAR, Spicer Hall, and the neighborhoods south of campus. 
  • The EAST ROUTE serves Bierce Library, the neighborhood East of campus, the JAR, and the East Campus Parking deck.
  • The DOWNTOWN ROUTE runs in the evening, Thursday through Saturday, making enjoying downtown dining and entertainment easy and safe.
  • The WEEKEND ROUTE makes traveling around campus (and the RKP Metro RTA Transit Center) easy on weekends. 
  • The ROBS HOLIDAY ROUTE operates during planned school closing, such as holidays. 

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

The shuttle may not operate or have limited service on holidays or when the University is closed.

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

POLSKY EXPRESS ROUTE: The Student Union, the Law School, Polsky, Starbucks, and the Crystal Room, 

Wait Time Less than 10 minutes


Polsky Route

On the POLSKY EXPRESS ROUTE, the shuttle makes six stops:

1. At the Student Union.

2. On Wolf Ledges near the Law School.

3. At the Polsky Building on High St.

4. On High St. before intersection with Exchange St.

5. In front of Starbucks on Exchange St.

6. Outside The Crystal Room off of Grant St.

The shuttle will operate on this route from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays only.

 METRO DASH ROUTE: College of Arts and Sciences, Quaker Square, Polsky, 22 Exchange, 401 Lofts apts., RKP Metro RTA Transit Center, The Depot apts., and the CBA


METRO Route
On the METRO DASH ROUTE, the shuttle makes fourteen stops:

1. At the circle near College of Arts and Sciences.

2. At Quaker Square on Mill St.

3. On High St., before University Ave.

4. At the Polsky Building on S. High St.

5. Near 22 Exchange Apts. and 401 Lofts.

6. On Rosa Parks Dr., between S. Main and S. High St.

7. At the RKP Metro RTA Transit Center off Broadway St.

8. At the intersection of W. Falor St and S. Main St., near GOJO Industries Inc.

9. Near 401 Lofts on S. Main St.

10. In front of The Depot apts. on South Broadway.

11. At the CBA building on S. Broadway St.

12. On S. Broadway St. near the Morley Health Center.

13. Outside the Quaker Square Residence Hall on S. Broadway St.

14. At Quaker Square on E. Mill St.

The shuttle will operate on this route from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays only.

The shuttle may not operate or have limited service on holidays or when the University is closed. 

 SOUTH ROUTE: Student Union, Starbucks, University Edge apts., and the neighborhood south of campus.

Wait Time Less than 20 minutes    


South Route  

On the SOUTH ROUTE, the shuttle makes eleven stops:

1. At the JAR circle on Carroll St.

2. At Spicer Hall on Spicer St.

3. Near the corner of Crouse and Spicer St.

4. On Power Street before the Brown St. intersection.

5. On Allyn St. near Boss Park.

6. On Allyn St. before the Thorton St. intersection.

7. At the University Commons Apts. on Sherman St.

8. At the corner of Sherman St. and Wheeler St.

9. At South Hall, near the corner of Sherman St. and Exchange St.

10. On Exchange St. at University Edge apts.

11. Across from Spicer Hall on Spicer St.

The shuttle will operate on this route from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays only.

The shuttle may not operate or have limited service on holidays or when the University is closed. 

EAST ROUTE: College Circle, Fir Hill, Buchtel Ave, Carroll St., and the JAR

Wait Time Less than 20 minutes


East Route

On the EAST ROUTE, the shuttle makes eleven stops:

1. At the circle near Bierce Library.

2. At the Fir Hill Towers on Fir Hill St.

3. At the corner of S. Adolph St. and E. Buchtel Avenue.

4. On Buchtel Avenue, west of Annadale Ave. (South side at Velvel Arms Apts.)

5. On Buchtel Avenue, near South Adams Street (South side, at the Buchtel Arms Apts.)

6. On Buchtel Avenue, near East Market Street (South side, at the Buchtel Place apartments, north entrance).

7. On Carroll Street, near East Market Street (north side, at the Buchtel Place apartments, south entrance).

8. On Carroll Street, near Beaver St. (north side, at the University Rentals apartments).

9. On Carroll Street (Carroll House apartments and University Rentals apartments).

10. At the corner of Carroll and Spicer Streets (north side, at the East Campus Parking Deck).

11. At the James A. Rhodes Arena circle.

The shuttle will operate on this route from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays only.

The shuttle may not operate or have limited service on holidays or when the University is closed.

DOWNTOWN ROUTE: College of Arts and Sciences, Quaker, Canal Park, The Depot, Star Bucks, South Hall, Sherman St., Allyn St., Spicer Hall, and the East Campus Parking Deck


Downtown Route

On the DOWNTOWN ROUTE, the shuttle makes nineteen stops.

1. At the circle near Bierce Library.

2. At Quaker Square on E. Mill St.

3. Canal Park on Main Street.

4. At the corner of South High and West Cedar near 22 Exchange and 401 Lofts apts.

5. In front of The Depot apts. on South Broadway.

6. At the Student Union.

7. In front of Starbucks on Exchange St.

8. At South Residence Hall on Sherman St.

9. On Sherman St. at the Wheeler intersection.

10. On Sherman St. near Cross St.

11. On Sherman St. before Thorton St.

12. On Allyn St. before Cross St.

13. On Allyn St. between Power and Wheeler St.

14. At the corner of Allyn and Wheeler Street.

15. On Allyn St. before E. Exchange St.

16. On Exchange St. near the Kirn Ave. intersection.

17. Across from the Spicer Hall on Spicer Street.

18. At the East Campus Parking Deck on Spicer St.

19. At the corner of Fir Hill and Buchtel Avenue.

The shuttle will operate on this route from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday - Saturday. 

*The shuttle will bypass stop #6 after the Student Union closes each night.

**This shuttle will take students directly to their homes within university park on return trips!

Due to the on demand nature of this route we do not publish wait times. However you can track the location of the shuttle through DoubleMap.

The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

WEEKEND ROUTE : Student Union, Star Bucks, Edge apts, Spicer Hall, East Campus Parking Deck, College Circle, Quaker Square, Akron Public Library, Polsky Building, RKP Metro RTA Transit Center, and The Depot


Weekend Route 

On WEEKEND ROUTE, the shuttle makes twelve stops:

1.  At the Student Union

2.  In front of Starbucks on East Exchange St.

3.   On Exchange St. at University Edge apts.

4.  Across from the Spicer Hall on Spicer Street

5.  At the East Campus Parking Deck on Spicer St.

6.  At the circle behind Bierce Library 

7.  At Quaker Square on South Broadway St.

8.  At the Akron Public Library and Akron Art Musem on High Street.

9.  At the Polsky building on High Street

10.  At the corner of  S. High and W. Cedar near 22 Exchange and 401 Lofts apts.

11.  *At the RKP Metro RTA Transit Center off Broadway St.

12.  In front of The Depot apts. on South Broadway St.

*The shuttle will bypass stop #11 after 7:30 p.m. on Sundays when the RKP Transit Center closes.

The shuttle will operate on this route from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday only.

The shuttle may not operate or have limited service on holidays or when the University is closed.

ROBS HOLIDAY ROUTE: Quaker Square, Exchange and Main, RKP Metro RTA Transit Center, The Depot, The Student Union, Starbucks, University Edge, Spicer Hall, Fir Hill Apts., and Rob's Cafe


Robs Holiday Route

On the Rob's Holiday Route, the shuttle makes 10 stops: 

1.  Across from Quaker Square on Mill Street

2.  At the corner of Exchange and Main Street

3.  At the RKP Metro RTA Transit Center off Broadway St.

4.  At The Depot Apts.

5.  The Student Union

6.  In front of Starbucks on Exchange St.

7.  On Exchange St. at University Edge apts.

8.  Across the street from Spicer Hall on Spicer Street

9.  Near Fir Hill Towers on South Forge St.

10. At Rob's Cafe near the Honors College