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Roo Express Shuttle - Spring Break 2018

All daily Roo Express routes will run from 7:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. during Spring Break week (March 26th - March 30th). The Downtown Route will not run during this week. All routes except the Downtown Route will resume operating on the normal spring schedule on Saturday, March 31st.


New refund policy takes effect fall 2017

We have simplified our refund policy. The new policy will take effect at the start of the fall 2017 term. Students taking 5 or fewer credit hours who have opted to pay the transportation fee in order to get a parking permit will have through the 14th day of the term to return the permit to the Parking Office for a 100% refund. After the 14th day no refunds will be given.

You must RETURN the permit that has been assigned to you to the Parking and Transportation Services Office in order to initiate a refund.


Leased UA Parking Lots to be Returned to Property Owners

The University began returning all but one of the small-number of parking lots that were leased from nearby property owners over the years. Each of the returned lots is posted with signage reflecting that the lot is no longer available for University parking.

In some cases, the leased parking lots were regularly used; however, alternative University parking exists in close proximity to those returned lots. In other instances, the leased parking lots were only lightly used.

Maps of the returned lots (shown in red) and alternate parking (shown in green) are available here:

The move will allow us to make better use your transportation fees. The saved dollars will be used to maintain popular lots and decks, and to support bus and shuttle services on campus.

If you have questions or concerns, write to Parking and Transportation Services at


Upcoming Parking Lot Closures and Events Can Be Found on Our Facebook


Be Prudent and Help Reduce Campus Thefts

Theft on college campuses is often a crime of opportunity — somebody takes advantage of an unattended cell phone, an unlocked door or a laptop visible in the window of a parked car.

Please help yourself by taking an extra moment to secure your belongings:

  • In the library, if you step away from your table, take your laptop with you.
  • Lock the door to your dorm room, even if you only intend to leave for a minute.
  • In the Recreation and Wellness Center, lock your items in one of the locker room lockers.
  • In your car, tuck items of value out of sight. Do not leave money, electronics, etc. within view.
  • Resident students and overnight parkers should relocate their vehicles every few days.

The University aggressively pursues those caught stealing. Last year, all students who were found responsible for theft were suspended by the University, while non-students charged with theft were aggressively sent through the criminal justice system.

UA will continue to do its part to help reduce the occurrences of theft. Please do your part by being thoughtful about how you store your belongings.


Roo Express Bus Tracking System

The University of Akron’s Parking and Transportation Services Department has added a GPS system to the Roo Express shuttle buses that provides real-time location data. Students, faculty, staff and visitors can use a computer or mobile device to track the Roo Express Shuttle bus at any of the bus stops on and around campus!

DoubleMap App features:

· View buses in real time on the map and know when your bus will arrive.

· View specific routes and associated stops.

· Allows you to easily identify the buses with color coded bus routes and abbreviated route letters.

· Announcements concerning shuttle delays, cancellation of service due to weather, re-routing or changes in route stops can be viewed easily.

· Compatible with smartphones (FREE app), laptops and desktops.

· Easily submit feedback on services or technical issues.


For information regarding DoubleMap visit or email us at

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