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Parking and Transportation Services

Roo Express summer operations

The Roo Express operates the following three routes during the summer.

  • The SOUTHWEST ROUTE runs all summer (May 12th through August 15th) making stops between the Student Union, the Polsky Building, 22 East Exchange, the Akron Metro Station and Gallucci Hall
  • The University Park EAST ROUTE begins after intercession and runs (June 9th through August 15th) making stops at the Rhodes Arena before traveling north on Fir Hill stopping on near the Fir Hill residence building before traveling east on Buchtel Avenue making five stops and then heading west on Carroll Street making another three stops before returning to the Rhodes Arena
  • The University Park SOUTH ROUTE runs after intercession (June 9th through August 15th) making stops between the Student Union and many stops in the neighborhood south of campus


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

 

 UNIVERSITY PARK EAST:  Rhodes Arena, East Buchtel Ave., Carroll Street, and Gage street

The shuttle will operate on this route June 9th through August 15th from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays only. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

Wait times at stops less than 20 minutes

On the EAST ROUTE, the shuttle makes ten stops:

1.  At the J.A.R turnaround
2.  At the Fir Hill apartment buildings on Fir Hill
3.  On Buchtel Avenue near Fountain Street (south side, at the Fountain View apartments)
4.  On Buchtel just west of West Street (south side)
5.  On Buchtel Avenue near South Adams Street (south side, at the Vevel Arms apartments)
6.  On Buchtel Avenue near East Market Street (south side, at the Buchtel Place apartments, north entrance)
7.  On Carroll Street near East Market Avenue (north side, at the Buchtel Place apartments, south entrance)
8.  On Carroll Street near Annadale Avenue (north side, at the University Rentals apartments)
9.  On Carroll Street (Carroll House apartments and at the University Rentals apartments)
10.  At the corner of Carroll and Spicer Streets (north side, at the East Campus Parking Deck)

 UNIVERSITY PARK SOUTH: Student Union and the neighborhood south of campus

The shuttle will operate on this route June 9th through August 15th from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.on weekdays only. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

Wait times at stops less than 20 minutes

Roo Express South 4143

On the University Park SOUTH ROUTE, the shuttle makes thirteen stops:

1.  The Student Union
2.  At the Summit Medical Building on Wheeler Street
3-5. Three stops on Sherman Street  
6.  A stop on Allyn Street
7.  At the corner of Allyn and Cross Street
8.  At the corner of Power and Kling Street
9.  At the corner of Cross and Brown Street
10.  At the corner of Wheeler and Brown Street 
11-13.  Three stops on Wheeler Street

 SOUTHWEST ROUTE:  Student Union, the Polsky Building, Exchange Street residence hall, Akron Metro Station, Gallucci Hall

The shuttle will operate on this route May 12th through August 15th from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.on weekdays only. The shuttle will not operate on holidays or when the university is closed.

Wait times at stops less than 15 minutes



On the SOUTHWEST ROUTE, the shuttle makes five stops:

1.  At the Student Union
2. The Polsky Building on South High Street
3.  At Exchange Street Residence Hall
4.  At the Akron Metro Station on South Broadway
5.  At the Exchange Street Residence Hall on East Exchange Street

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