Bobcat Express Schedule and Services

Bobcat Express Schedule During Academic Year

Bobcat Express Contact #: (207) 786-8300
Bobcat Express Meeting Location: Chu Lot, on the Franklin St side (the van will park at the sidewalk curb directly behind Chu Hall – visible from Kalperis Lobby and outside courtyard where students can wait).

Monday – Friday Schedule

Saturday – Sunday Schedule

Please note that you may also take public transportation via the CityLink Purple Bus at anytime when it is available. This service is sponsored by Lewiston and is not connected with Bate College. For more information view this page.

Services Provided

Service Learning Shuttle

Transportation to service learning, student teaching, internships and jobs

Transportation to college sponsored community service engagements

– Transportation to vaccination/booster clinics

To learn more about the service learning shuttle visit this page.

Medical Appointments Scheduled in Advance

– Medical needs transportation (hospital, urgent care, prescription pick up, mobility assistance)

For pre-scheduled medical appointments and prescription pick ups, please utilize the online form to make a reservation in advance. Whenever possible, it is requested that these reservations be made 48 hours before the scheduled appointment so that it gets communicated and assigned. Reservations with set up appointments in the calendar will be communicated to the driver to make that a priority in services. A calendar invitation will be sent to confirm that the reservation request was received and processed for assignment.

Bobcat Express will also answer to provide transportation services for those who have a medical need or appointment. All prescheduled medical appointments should be communicated in advance so that the driver(s) can be prepared for that change in the operations (outlined and link above).

Accessible Support Shuttle

Students must receive a referral from Accessible Education or Health Services to access the Accessible Support Shuttle. Students must schedule all rides in advance and will be picked up well in advance of classes.

Lewiston/Auburn Shuttle

– Transportation to local stores for shopping

– Transportation to local restaurants

* Auburn area shopping and restaurants leave from Chu on the hour / Lewiston area on the half hour 

* 9:00p is the last run transporting to convenience interests 

To learn more about the Lewiston/Auburn Shuttle, please visit this page.

Safe Ride & Escort Shuttle Program

– Pick up for return from restaurants and other convenience shopping previously dropped off

– Limited “Safety Escorts” for persons concerned about walking alone (Not intended for groups)

Students may request a Safe Ride or Escort at any time while on-campus.  When the Safe Ride shuttle is not available other Campus Safety staff members such as officers are happy to support students.

Campus Safety provides an additional Student Safe Ride & Escort Shuttle Program Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM.

The Safety Shuttle/Escort is available to students in situations where they do not feel safe walking by themselves.

Due to the volume of calls, it is recommended that Safe Rides are used for no more than two students who need to travel between on-campus locations. During high-volume, the safe ride shuttle driver may decline to transport any groups larger than two.

It may also be used to travel to and from off campus for those residing off-campus. There is a strict prohibition about transporting students to bars or off-campus parties.  A valid Bates ID Card must be presented to the driver.  Disorderly students will not be transported, nor is food or alcohol allowed in the shuttle.  Campus Safety reserves the right to refuse transport.  Additionally, Campus safety reserves the right to escort via walking in lieu of using a vehicle.

BOBCAT EXPRESS DOES NOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES GOING OUTSIDE THE LOCAL AREA – (Trips to and from Portland are NOT within our range of travel.)

If you have questions or concerns, contact the Transportation Coordinator – David Chick at 207-786-6337 or by emailing dchick@bates.edu.