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 Posky Building.
  • The WEST ROUTE serves the Student Union, Quaker Square, the Aprtments west of campus, the RKP Metro RTA Transit Center and several other stops.
  • The SOUTH ROUTE serves the Student Union, University Edge apts, and the neighborhoods south of campus. 
  • The CIRCULATOR ROUTE serves The CBA, Quaker Square, College Circle, the neighborhood East of campus, the JAR, Spicer Hall, Infocision Stadium, and the South Campus Parking deck.
  • The DOWNTOWN ROUTE runs in the evening, 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 CHAPEL HILL ROUTE runs between the Student Union and several stops off Howe Ave. providing 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.

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: Student Union, Polsky, and College Circle

Maximum Wait Time Approximately 10 minutes


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

1. At the circle near Bierce Library

2.  At the Polsky building on High Street

3.  At the CBA on Broadway Street

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

 WEST ROUTE: Student Union, Quaker Square, Polsky, 22 Exchange, 401 Lofts apts., RKP Metro RTA Transit Center, The Depot apts., and The Creamery

Maximum Wait Time Approximately 15 minutes


West Route
On the WEST ROUTE, the shuttle makes five stops:

1.  At the Student Union

2.  At Quaker Square on South Broadway St.

3.  At the Polsky Building on South High St.

4.  At 22 Exchange Apts.

5.  At 401 Lofts on South High St. 

6.  At the RKP Metro RTA Transit Center on South Broadway S.

7.  At The Depot on South Broadway St.

8.  In front of Starbucks on Exchange 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. 

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

Maximum Wait Time Approximately 15 minutes    


South Route  

On the SOUTH ROUTE, the shuttle makes eleven stops:

1.  At the Student Union.

2.  In front of Starbucks on East Exchange St.

3.  On Exchange St. at University Edge apts.

4.  At the corner Wheeler and Brown St. near Buchtel Field.

5.  Near the corner of Crouse and Spicer St.

6.  On Brown before Tyner St.

7.  Near the corner of Thorton and Kling St.

8.  On Allyn St near Cross St. 

9.  On Wheeler and the corner of Sumner St.

10. At the University Commons Apts.

11. On Sherman before Voris 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. 

CIRCULATOR ROUTE: CBA, Quaker, College Circle, Fir Hill, Buchtel Ave, Carroll St., JAR, Spicer Hall, Infocision Stadium, and South Campus Parking Deck

Maximum Wait Time Approximately 15 minutes


NorthEast Route

On the CIRCULATOR ROUTE, the shuttle makes seventeen stops:

1.  At the James A. Rhodes Arena circle

2.  At Spicer Hall on Spicer St.

3.  The Ticket Office on East Exchange St.

4.  At the South Campus Parking Deck

5.  At the Student Union

6.  At the CBA on Broadway St.

7.  Near Quaker Square on East Mill St. before the bridge 

8.  At the circle near Bierce Library

9.  Near Fir Hill Towers on South Forge St. 

10. At the corner of S. Adolph St and E Buchtel 

11. On Buchtel west of Annadale Ave. (South side at Velvel Arms Apts.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, The Creamery, South Hall, Sherman St., Allyn St., Spicer Hall, East Campus Parking Deck

Maximum Wait Time Approximately 15 minutes


Downtown

On the DOWNTOWN ROUTE, the shuttle makes twenty stops.

1.  At the circle near Bierce Library

2.  At Quaker Square on South Broadway 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 East Voris St.

12.  On Allyn St. between Voris and Thorton St.

13.  On Allyn St. before Cross St.

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

15.  At the corner of Allyn and Wheeler Street

16.  On Allyn St. before E. Exchange St. 

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

18.  Across from the Spicer Hall on Spicer Street

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

20.  At the corner of Fir Hill and Buchtel Avenue

The shuttle will operate on this route from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday - Friday and from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday & Sunday. 

*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, The Creamery, 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

Maximum Wait Time Approximately 15 minutes


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.


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


Chapel Hill 

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.  At the Cinema near Independence and Buchholzer Blvd.

4.  At 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 10:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays only.

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, 5:30 PM, 6:20 PM, 7:10 PM, 7:55 PM, 8:40 PM, 9:25 PM, 10:10 PM**

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, 5:46 PM, 6:36 PM, 7:26 PM, 8:11 PM, 8:56 PM, 9:41 PM, 10:26 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, 5:51 PM, 6:41 PM, 7:31 PM, 8:16 PM, 9:01 PM, 9:46 PM, 10:31 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, 5:53 PM, 6:43 PM, 7:33 PM, 8:18 PM, 9:03 PM, 9:48 PM, 10:33 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, 5:58 PM, 6:48 PM, 7:38 PM, 8:23 PM, 9:08 PM, 9:53 PM, 10:38 PM

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

**The 10:10 PM route is the last run of the night. It will only pick up, no more drop off after 9:53 PM. 

After 5 p.m. wait times for shuttles will increase.  Remember you can track the location of the shuttle through DoubleMap.

 
DAVE'S SUPERMARKET ROUTE: Spicer Hall, College of Arts and Sciences, Quaker Square, The Creamery, South Residence Hall, Dave's Supermarket


Daves Route

 

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

1.  Across the street from Spicer Hall on Spicer Street

2.  At the Honors College on the College Street Circle

3.  Near Quaker Square on East Mill St. before the bridge 

4.  In front of Starbucks on Exchange St.

5.  At the South Residence Hall on Exchange St.

6.  On Sherman St. before Thornton St.

7.  Near the corner of Allyn and Power St.

8.  At Dave’s Supermarket on East Exchange Street

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

The shuttle will arrive at the following times.

Spicer Hall:  3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30                                  
Honors College: 3:04, 3:34, 4:04, 4:34, 5:04, 5:34, 6:04, 6:34                                      
Quaker Square: 3:07, 3:37, 4:07, 4:37, 5:07, 5:37, 6:07, 6:37                             
The Creamery:  3:12, 3:42, 4:12, 4:42, 5:12, 5:42, 6:12, 6:42                             
South Hall: 3:14, 3:44, 4:14, 4:44, 5:14, 5:44, 6:14, 6:44                                    
Sherman St.: 3:17, 3:47, 4:17, 4:47, 5:17, 5:47, 6:17, 6:47                                 
Power St.: 3:20, 3:50, 4:20, 4:50, 5:20, 5:50, 6:20, 6:50                                     
Dave’s Supermarket:  3:27, 3:57, 4:27, 4:57, 5:27, 5:57, 6:27, 6:57  

You can track the location of the shuttle through DoubleMap.