Transportation for Summer Residents 2022
The Bobcat Express will run at the following times throughout the Summer for students residing on campus for the summer.
Pickup will be at the usual Chase Hall stop. If the stop is unavailable, we will be across the street at Chu Hall.
Monday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
During these times the Bobcat Express will assist with going to businesses for leisure interests, limited to locations which are in relatively close proximity to campus, generally along a triangular service route to and from the campus and the hotel and the shopping centers in Auburn. A few popular destinations located within the range of that loop are featured below:
Shaws – Grocery store in the Auburn Mall.
Walmart – In addition to being one of the largest Wal-Mart in the state you can easily walk to Burger King or Lowe’s.
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. *(Be mindful that if a movie showing is ending at a time beyond the Bobcat Express hours of service, an alternate travel arrangement may be necessary for return.)
Restaurants which are within the range of this service area include – Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee’s, Longhorn, Ninety-Nine, Lotus, and Margeritas in Auburn. Other restaurants in the Lewiston downtown include Mother India, Forage Market, Baxter Pub, Fishbones, and DaVinci’s, and others in that immediate vicinity.
Other popular locations in Lewiston include Shaw’s Plaza and the businesses associated with the Lewiston Mall on East Ave, Hannaford’s on Sabattus St, and Marden’s, and The Gym (located behind Marden’s).
Bobcat Express services will not routinely transport to locations further out on the major “spoke” streets of Lewiston (outer Lisbon St, Sabattus St, and Main St) beyond these listed locations.
CityLink Public Transportation Bus Service – Purple Bus
During weekdays when Bobcat Express does not provide the convenience ride service, please familiarize yourself with the citylink local public transportation bus.
- 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM for stops to and from Bates
- Schedule – Bates is on the purple schedule
- Fare and where to get a pass (cost per ride)
- Route and stops
Pick-up Locations on Campus
- College St on the corner of the Quad across from Rand Hall “Bates Stop”. (first stop Walmart).
- Campus Ave. & Central Ave. (Sabattus Street out to Hannaford and other locations)
- All have different first stops and locations, so please check the schedule above.