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Bobcat Shuttle Service Schedule - Summer I & II

Effective Monday, June 1, the Bobcat Shuttle service will adjust to a new schedule:

Monday through Friday

  • 30-minute frequencies* from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • One bus per route.
  • Route 24 Craddock and Route 28 Holland will be combined.
    • The Holland bus stop will be picking up at Hillside Ranch.
  • No Evening Service.
  • No Night Service.

Saturday 

  • The Bobcat Shuttle will not run on Saturdays. 

*All frequencies are approximate. 

Please monitor your Texas State official email and the university and Transportation Services websites regularly for updates on service.

Note: The service schedule and ridership will be evaluated weekly and may be adjusted as necessary.

Consult the Bobcat Shuttle Calendar for more information.  

 

Social Distancing

Cartoon of two people sitting apart from each other on a busTexas State University and the Bobcat Shuttle team are committed to protecting against the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. For the protection of all riders, new procedures to create responsible social distancing on Bobcat Shuttles are effective immediately.

Ride Safely

Bobcat Shuttle riders must comply with social distancing, wear facial coverings when social distancing is not possible, and follow other practices the university has implemented to make riding the bus as safe as possible.

Seating

We are reducing seating by approximately 50 percent to control crowding and allow more space between passengers.

Rear Boarding

To protect our operators and our patrons, the Bobcat Shuttle will be boarding from the rear door only. Please allow passengers to exit the bus before you board.

Allow Extra Time

Please plan for delays on certain routes by leaving early and allowing extra time to accommodate the additional safety measures and modified schedules. Note that arrival time estimates on the real-time GPS bus tracking system may not be accurate.

Extra Shuttle Rider Precautions

For those who are symptom-free and not part of a high-risk group, these are additional safeguards to consider when using public transportation:

  • Consider commuting during off-peak hours
  • When available, take a seat instead of holding onto poles and handles
  • Once at your destination, wash hands or use sanitizer

What we are doing for your Safety:

  • Even greater emphasis on disinfecting high-touch surfaces during daily cleaning
  • Posters reminding riders with CDC guidance on stopping the spread of germs 
  • Ongoing communication with local public health and emergency management officials to implement latest COVID-19 guidance.

Protecting the health and safety of patrons, employees and the community is our number one priority. We are using an antibacterial disinfectant to clean vehicles and facilities. It is also important that all of us turn to credible sources for information and follow health official guidance to wash hands frequently and stay home if sick.  Because of the rapidly changing situation, please monitor email and the university’s FAQs on COVID-19

Serving the Bobcat Community

Public universities, such as Texas State, are an essential function of state government and must remain open with staff.  Bobcat Shuttle provides some individuals with their only access to health care, food, and other services. The university will continue to provide services to the thousands of students enrolled in the summer sessions, some of whom require the use of university facilities.

San Marcos Transit

COVID-19 Adjustments  

The Interurban Express 1517 service has been suspended until conditions improve. Beginning March 30, 2020, “The Bus” will adjust operating hours to 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fares will not be collected for the months of March or April.  Read the City of San Marcos press release.