Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service

For your added safety and convenience, the University Police Department provides a shuttle bus service for the University community. Designated shuttle stops are conveniently located around campus. Shuttle bus hours are posted at each residential hall, the Student Center and the Police Department lobby.

Shuttles travel a specific route for the maximum convenience of all riders. Shuttle buses are equipped with a lift for anyone needing personal assistance. Please call the Police Department at (860) 465-5310 to make arrangements for this service.

Shuttle Location APP: Shuttle users can now locate the Eastern shuttle(s) in real-time by viewing Eastern’s shuttle bus information and location webpage. This service can also be downloaded as an app on your favorite smartphone. We hope this technology proves convenient for everyone that uses the campus shuttles. The app and webpage have all the information you need to take advantage of this program. Look for the TransLoc Rider app to get this service on your smartphone.

Shuttle FAQs:

  • How may Shuttle Routes are there?
    • There are 3 routes.
      • RED-All of campus and the Ball Field complex until the lights go out.
      • BLUE-All of the Main Campus only (No Ball Field service after lights out).
      • GREEN-Off Campus shopping shuttle.
  • How do I get the Shuttle App?
    • The shuttle app is called TransLoc Rider and is available for Android and Apple devices. Once downloaded select Eastern Ct State University.
  • How does the Shuttle App work?
    • App is dependent on cell service for signal transmission and reception.
    • App shows which shuttle(s) 1, 2 or 3 are in service (color coded red, blue & green).
    • App show when a shuttle is not in service (color coded grey).
    • App shows the route the shuttle is driving (RED, BLUE or GREEN)
    • Clicking on the Shuttle shows the Shuttle Number and the shuttle speed.
    • Clicking on a specific Shuttle Stop shows the estimated time of arrival at the stop.
  • What affects the Shuttle’s accuracy on the App?
    • Since the app is cell service dependent, any cellular interruptions can affect the shuttle app accuracy. There are many factors that can affect secular service including other radio, cellular or electrical interference.
    • The Shuttle taken off line for a scheduled break, transfer of drivers or emergency maintenance will affect the shuttle app timing.
    • The Shuttle deviates from the assigned campus route for a special detail or an ADA transport.
    • Make sure you have selected the right route for the shuttle on duty or it will not show up on the app.
  • How long does it take one on duty shuttle to make a complete route around campus?
    • A complete shuttle route takes 23-27 minutes (please plan accordingly).
  • Why does the shuttle app sometimes show a scheduled shuttle out of service or not operating?
    • Shuttles go out of service for various reasons including emergency service, ADA transportation or scheduled driver breaks. There are rare times when a shuttle is out of service because of an unforeseen illness or other emergency. We always try to find a replacement in these circumstances.
  • THE SHUTTLE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED AS A CONVENIENCE FOR STUDENTS. PLEASE PLAN AMPLE TIME FOR CAMPUS TRANSPORTATION.
  • TO REPORT SHUTTLE APP OR ROUTE ISSUES PLEASE CONTACT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE AT 860-465-5310 OPTION #3.

Designated on-campus shuttle bus stops:

CAMPUS SHUTTLE OPERATION HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Monday-Friday 7:00am to 12:00am.

  • Heat Plant/Webb Hall/North Campus
  • Child & Family Center (old Facilities stop)
  • Mansfield Athletic Complex
  • Occum Hall
  • Student/Sports Center
  • Webb Hall
  • South Residential Village
  • Shafer/Burr Hall (High Street)
  • Noble Hall
  • Winthrop Hall
  • Fine Arts Instructional Center
 

OFF CAMPUS SHUTTLE OPERATION HOURS: Sunday-Saturday 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

  • Student/Sports Center
  • South Residential Village
  • Noble Hall
  • Stop & Shop (Main Entrance)
  • Walmart (Home &  Pharmacy Entrance)
  • East Brook Mall (Kohl’s Main Entrance)*
  • (*last pickup leaves this stop at 10:00 p.m.)

 

 

 

ACADEMIC YEAR SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

8/25/19: Freshmen/Transfer Move In; shuttle services begins at 10:00 a.m.
8/26/19: Upper Class Move In; shuttle service begins at 11:00 a.m. and runs a normal schedule.
8/27/19: Classes begin; normal shuttle service resumes at 7:00 a.m.
8/31/-9/1/19: Labor Day Weekend, no shuttle service.
9/2/19: Labor Day Holiday, no classes, shuttle service resumes at 5:00 p.m.; OFF CAMPUS at 4:30 p.m.
11/26/19: Shuttle service ends at 5:00 p.m.; NO OFF CAMPUS SHUTTLE
11/28–12/1/19: Thanksgiving Recess, no shuttle service
12/2/18: Shuttle service resumes normal operation.
12/13/19: Shuttle service for semester ends at 4:30 p.m.

1/20/20: Martin Luther King Holiday, shuttle service resumes at 5:00 p.m.; OFF CAMPUS at 4:30 p.m.
1/21/20: Spring classes begin; normal shuttle service resumes at 7:00 a.m.
2/14/–2/17/20: President’s Weekend; no shuttle service.
2/18/20 Shuttle service resumes normal operation
3/13/20: Shuttle service ends at 5:00 p.m.
3/14/–3/21/20: Spring Break; no shuttle service
3/22/20: Shuttle service resumes at 5:00 p.m.; OFF CAMPUS at 4:30 p.m.
4/10/-4/12/20: Day(s) of Reflection, no classes; no shuttle service.
4/13/20: Shuttle service resumes normal operations at 7:00 a.m.
5/13/20: Regular shuttle service ends at 4:30 p.m. for SUMMER BREAK