Transportation

Buff Bus

The Buff Bus is a Housing & Dining Services-sponsored and Parking & Transportation Services-administered service for students living in residence halls. The Buff Bus shuttle connects students who live in Williams Village/Bear Creek with the Main Campus. The Buff Bus operates each day and night throughout the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session.

For routes, schedules, maps, and rules, visit the Buff Bus website. 

Students with Disabilities and Temporary Injuries that Affect Mobility

Beginning fall semester 2013 Disability Services, ADA Coordinator's Office, Housing & Dining Services, the Dean of Student's Office, Parking & Transportation Services, and Via Mobility Services have partnered to create a pilot program that provides more access to campus. Click the link to obtain information about service radius, rates, and time schedule.

Late Night Transit

The Late Night Transit bus route provides expanded hours of operation on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in conjunction with the start of CU's fall semester in late August. Buses arrive every 15 minutes from 10:00 p.m. to midnight on these nights. This route connects Boulder's main nighttime activity centers—downtown, CU, and 29th Street Mall.

The Extended HOP runs from 10:00 p.m. to midnight, using the standard HOP route (clockwise and counterclockwise). This extended service is available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

RTD provides NEXTbus service on the HOP route, which is an online tool that tracks the bus with GPS so you know when the next one is arriving!

Have fun, stay safe, be reasonable out there.

Sustainable Transportation Program

The Environmental Center Transporation website provides resources to help you become more savvy and sustainable in getting around campus and Colorado. 

Plan a trip using public transportation

RTD Schedule Information

RTD Schedule Website

Front Range Travel - Flex

Travel along the Front Range is easy with the FLEX bus route connecting Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, and Longmont.

  • Riders can easily transfer to RTD's J, BOLT, and LX routes headed to Boulder and Denver at the Roosevelt Park-n-Ride at 8th and Coffman in Longmont
  • CU's employee Eco Pass and student bus pass are both accepted on FLEX
  • FLEX buses are wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks
  • Racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis

During peak morning and evening times, an express route serves primary stops between Fort Collins and Longmont. Mid-day, FLEX provides a basic service between Fort Collins and Loveland.

FLEX is made possible through a regional partnership among Northern Colorado cities and counties. The project is federally funded through a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant, and serves as a pilot test over the next two years to determine if the service is warranted and can be successful.

Night Ride

A free service for CU students, faculty, and staff. Visit the Night Ride website for additional information.

 

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