Transportation to Partner Sites

If a student is going to a location for an academic or college sponsored engagement that is not included on one of the established SLS routes, or if the shuttle arrives but is full, he/she may call our other community-engaged learning shuttle (207-786-8300). Our “taxi” shuttle is a service that runs from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday taking students to community placements in Lewiston and Auburn.

The Bobcat Express will pick you up in the vicinity of Chu Hall and Kalperis Hall as soon as possible. You must be prepared to wait as long as 30 minutes for a ride depending on where the vehicle is when you call. The shuttle cannot take advance calls which put it on “hold” and out of service for others. You must be at the pick up location when you need the ride.

When you are ready to return, call (207) 786-8300.

Shuttle drivers may leave if you are not in a visible location when they arrive to pick you up, and that will quite likely result in an extended time of waiting before another can make a return.

Other Ways to Get Around

If you choose to use a means of transportation other than the shuttle, please bear the following in mind:

  • We are close to downtown; you can often walk or bike (especially great with friends!) to your community partnership sites.
  • There is a public bus service (known as the Purple Bus) in Lewiston/Auburn; you can find schedules, fares, and route information online at

If you choose to ride in a private vehicle, the primary  insurance coverage is that of the vehicle.  So if you decide to drive three buddies in your car to a volunteer event, your car’s insurance is what will take care of everyone if anything happens.  Similarly, if you borrow a friend’s car, his/her insurance will be primary.