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Facilities Management

Shuttle Services

MISSION STATEMENT

To transport students, faculty and staff as efficiently as possible in a safe and courteous manner, within one mile radius of campus.

FUN FACTS

  • Number of miles driven per year:  24,906 miles around the world
  • · 2016 - 466,730=18.73 times around the world
  • · 2017 - 432,924=17.38 times around the world
  • · 2018 - 431,710=17.33 times around the world

Shuttles began in 2004 with 6 shuttles operating

  • · 2016 - 17 shuttles operating, total passengers: 954.406
  • · 2017 - 18 shuttles operating, total passengers: 845.467
  • · 2018 - 19 shuttles operating, total passengers: 854.298

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • May 6 - August 10, 2019 - Summer Schedule                         MainStreet/North - 7am - 7pm (Alternating Routes)    CCM/Victory Parkway - 7am - 7pm (Alternating Routes) 1819 - 7am - 7pm
  • May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day (UC Closed - No Shuttle Services)
  • July 4, 2019 - Independence Day (UC Closed - No Shuttle Services)
  • Please contact Beth Rains at (513) 556-4147, if you have questions or concerns with any route changes.

FOR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE SHUTTLE ARRIVAL TIMES AND NOTIFICATION:

OUR GOALS

Over 90% of our shuttles will run their routes with loop times equal to or less than those posted on transportation's website for the entire year. 

Monthly updates to our loop times by route will be published on our transportation website

FM will operate shuttles effectively to reduce the number of riders left behind by 10%.  These results will be published on our website.

  • 1st Semester there were 4,924 left behinds on the North route, and only 737 in the 2nd Semester.

FM will modify the VPC route by the beginning of the fall semester to increase ridership on that route by 25% per month.

FM will host 2 public forums.  One will be hosted each semester of the 2019-2020 school year.

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BEARCATS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

The shuttle routes operate at various times during the academic terms and connect UC's Uptown Campus with the nearby neighborhood, and local and Greater Cincinnati entertainment areas.

  • Shuttles DO NOT OPERATE on academic term breaks, on official UC holidays, or Winter Season Days (except where noted) or when hazardous driving conditions exist. Please check DoubleMap for up-to-date announcements.
  • All schedules are subject to change.

BEARCATS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

QUESTIONS ABOUT UC SHUTTLES?   CALL:  513-556-4424 or 513-556-4147

AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY CONTACT: 513-369-9828

OPERATES ROUTE NAME & LINK TO SCHEDULE
MONDAY - FRIDAY    *  NORTH - ALTERNATING WITH MAIN STREET/EDEN ROUTE
   *  NORTH XPRESS - NO SUMMER SCHEDULE
   *  LUDLOW - NO SUMMER SCHEDULE
   *  SOUTHWEST - NO SUMMER SCHEDULE
   *  EAST - NO SUMMER SCHEDULE
FRIDAY - SATURDAY    *  GREATER CINCINNATI NIGHT TIME - NO SUMMER SCHEDULE
SATURDAY & SUNDAY    *  HOUSING WEEKEND - NO SUMMER SHUTTLE
  VIEW all UC Shuttle Routes operating in real time via GPS on DoubleMap or UC Mobile App

 

 

CAMPUS TRANSIT SYSTEM

QUESTIONS ABOUT UC SHUTTLES?   CALL:  513-556-4424 or 513-556-4147

AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY CONTACT: 513-369-9828

ROUTE NAME CTS REGULAR SCHEDULES
  REGULAR SCHEDULE WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE
SUMMER SCHEDULE
MAINSTREET - EDEN AVENUE REGULAR
SCHEDULE

WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE
SUMMER SCHEDULE
CCM PLAZA - 1819 BUILDING
REGULAR
SCHEDULE
WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE SUMMER SCHEDULE
UC VICTORY PARKWAY - UPTOWN CAMPUS REGULAR
SCHEDULE
WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE SUMMER SCHEDULE
1819 BUILDING REGULAR
SCHEDULE
WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE SUMMER SCHEDULE

UC BLUE ASH

REGULAR
SCHEDULE
NO WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE NO SUMMER SCHEDULE
VIEW all UC Shuttle Routes operating in real time via GPS on DoubleMap or UC Mobile App

 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

[ 1 ]     Do the UC Shuttles Operate if Severe Weather Closes UC?

If the University of Cincinnati closes due to severe weather, etc., shuttles will continue to operate for one hour after the official university closing time, provided the roads are safe and passable.

However, some routes may stop operating even when the university remains open, if road conditions are unsafe.  Please follow the Shuttles Live at https://uc.doublemap.com for the most up-to-date travel information concerning route operations and estimated arrival times.

[ 2 ]    Think you lost something on the shuttle?
  • It is best to check with the driver when you reboard the shuttle to see if your lost item(s) were found. If not, please contact Public Safety (Clifton Campus) at 513-556-4925 or (Blue Ash Campus) at 513-745-5707.
[ 3 ]     Are There Any Public Transportation Alternatives or Discounts?

Consider Metro - the regional public transportation system in Hamilton County and southwest Ohio. Click here to see their routes and timetables.

UC Metro Program - Find out if you are eligible for discounted transportation on Metro through the UC Metro Program.  Click here for program and eligibility information.

Consider CTC - the Clermont Transportation Connection is the primary public transportation provider for Clermont County, Ohio. Click here to read about their services.

Consider TANK - the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky serves Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky, and downtown Cincinnati. Click here to read about their services.

[ 4 ]      Is There Public Transportation to UC Reading, UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont Campuses?
  • UC Blue Ash and UC Reading Campuses:

    Metro bus routes serve UC Blue Ash and UC Reading Campuses. For Metro bus schedules, please call Metro at 513-632-7528 or visit Metro online.

  • UC Clermont Campus:

Metro has a few routes serving portions of Clermont County, but Metro routes do not extend to Clermont College.  Contact the Clermont Transportation Connection, the primary public transportation provider in Clermont County to find out about their services.

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Administrator:

Beth Rains
Associate Director, Grounds/Moving/Transportation
Phone:  513-556-4147
Email:  rainsea@uc.edu

CONTACT US:

TELEPHONE: 513-556-4424

  • OFFICE HOURS - Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 4:30 pm, TELEPHONE: 513-556-4424
  • FOR AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCIES:  Contact the shuttle dispatcher on duty at 513-369-9828.