Bobcat Express L/A : Lewiston-Auburn Shuttle

 

The schedule below is for the free Lewiston-Auburn Shuttle, which departs from Campus Ave (area in front of Chu Hall and/or Kalperis Hall). Students are able to use the lobby areas to wait inside if necessary in inclement weather. The Bobcat Express L/A provides transportation to locations within the Lewiston and Auburn area in a limited serviced area. There should be no expectation for the shuttle to respond outside the established areas of service (See service areas outlined below).

Regular Schedule (During Academic Semesters) 

Monday – Friday 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (Auburn on the hour; Lewiston on the half hour)

Saturday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Auburn on the hour; Lewiston on the half hour)

 

Monday – Friday: 5:00p* – 9:00p and daytime/evenings on weekends, supporting convenience interests

– Transportation to local stores for shopping (See general service areas outlined below)

– Transportation to local restaurants (See general service areas outlined below)

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

Auburn area shopping and restaurants leave from Campus Ave on the hour / Lewiston area on the half hour

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

*The Lewiston van run begins at 4:30 p.m. with priority given to students using the Squash Court

 

Lewiston Destinations (Van departs Campus Ave on the half hour)

Map of the serviced area (Lewiston)

Points of interest within the serviced area are listed below

Lisbon Street – This is one of the great new additions to the shuttle route.  The shuttle will pass along the route the Public Theatre, where Bates students get half price tickets with their IDs, as well as many great restaurants: Forage, Fuel, Mother India, Orchid and of course, Davincis.

Shaws/Lewiston Mall/Sea40 – Sea40 is a great Japanese restaurant featuring Hibachi grills and freshly made Sushi.  The mall is pretty quiet, but there is a music store and Bull Moose Records.

Hannaford/CVS/Walgreens – Locations on Sabattus St (East Ave and beyond)


Anticipated times of arrival at locations should there be stops along the entire loop. The shuttle will not continuously run in the entire loop circuit if there are no riders requesting those destinations. Communication between the driver and rider will establish the expected pick up time during transport, and there is no need to call dispatch for that scheduled return. If the shuttle was not used to transport to a location within the serviced area, a call will need to be made to dispatcher to arrange for a pick up to return to campus within the scheduled run. (Bobcat Express dispatch 786-8300)

Auburn Destinations (Van departs Campus Ave on the hour)

Map of the serviced area (Auburn)

Points of interest within the serviced area are listed below

Walmart – In addition to one of the largest Wal-Marts in the state you can easily walk to Burger King or Lowe’s.

Kohl’s/Starbucks – Kohl’s is a great place to get clothes, pots and pans, bedding and more, and Starbucks is nice place to get a caffeinated beverage and some quiet time away from campus.

Auburn Mall/Goodwill/Panera/Shaws

Auburn Plaza: Flagship Cinema*/TJ Maxx – In addition to those listed you will find Bed Bath and Beyond, the Dollar Tree, Craft Mania, and several other stores.

Target – 

Center St – Chipotle, Lotus, Five Guys; extending down to Center Street Plaza (Axis Natural Foods)

Anticipated times of arrival at locations should there be stops along the entire loop. The shuttle will not continuously run in the entire loop circuit if there are no riders requesting those destinations. Communication between the driver and rider will establish the expected pick up time during transport, and there is no need to call dispatch for that scheduled return. If the shuttle was not used to transport to a location within the serviced area, a call will need to be made to dispatcher to arrange for a pick up to return to campus within the scheduled run. (Bobcat Express dispatch 786-8300)

The Bobcat Express

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