Students getting on a UMass Lowell River Hawk Roadster bus.

Transportation Information

The Office of Transportation Services designs its routes to efficiently transport students, staff, faculty and university community members between campus locations. 

We Are HiringDrive-a-Shuttle registration

Transportation Updates

Summer Service

Looking to get around campus this summer!? Ride the LRTA for free with your UCard! We'll see you again in August.


To be eligible to use the LRTA and MVRTA with your UCard, you must meet one of the following criteria by being:
  • a current employee (student employees who are not currently registered or living in housing during winter and summer intersessions should contact for access)
  • registered for classes in the current term
  • a student currently living in on-campus housing
The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) and Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) regional transportation program for the free bus rides for UMass Lowell students and employees will continue throughout Fall and Spring semester! This is a great alternative to get to campus if you live in the Lowell area, and Merrimack Valley. All you need is a current active UCARD, and you can scan onto the bus. Learn more about the LRTA and MVRTA free bus rides program.

In addition, we have partnered with the LRTA and they have created a new line (line 20) that will service the ICC weekdays. From 7 to 11 a.m. LRTA buses will run between the ICC, University Crossing, North Campus and Downtown Lowell. After 11 a.m. the transportation services will resume service with the regular UMass Lowell Buses. This program will assist in handling the increased demand of students we see in the morning hours trying to get from the ICC to North Campus.

  • Orange Line:
    • Starting Tuesday October 10, Transportation Services is excited to announce that we have added 2 large buses to our day-time orange line service. These buses will travel between North Campus, the Moody / Merrimack St apartments stop on Aiken St, and the University Suites bus stop.
    • Students and Staff who are looking to get to Wannalancit Mills can utilize the University Suites bus stop on Aiken or the East Campus Bus stop across from Fox Hall. During the day, Wannalancit Mills will be on-call during our night and weekend service.
  • Green Line:
    • East Meadow Lane apartments are no longer part of university housing. Therefore Transportation Services will no longer service the East Meadow Lane apartments. Students in the area can easily connect to North Campus via the LRTA.
  • Purple Line and Ayotte Garage:
    • Parking for Freshmen and Sophomore North Campus majors has been relocated to 1001 Pawtucket Blvd. The Purple Line will go from 1001 Pawtucket Blvd to North Campus, starting the first day of Fall 2017 classes. Purple Line will no longer go to East Campus University Suites or Ayotte Garage.
  • Road Construction Updates:
    • Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be closing the canal bridge on Market Street over the Western Canal, starting September 18, 2017. This closure will allow the state to rebuild the bridge, and is expected to reopen in the Fall of 2018. During this time shuttles will be detoured that need to travel in this area.
    • Broadway St. canal bridge remains closed due to construction. The bridge was expected to open Fall 2017. Until it opens buses will be detoured to Middlesex Street to get to and from South Campus. Note: buses are not permitted to travel over the Pawtucket Street canal due to weight restrictions on that bridge.

Transportation Schedule

UMass Lowell is continuing to partner with the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) and Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA), students and employees will now be able to ride all LRTA buses and routes 01/41 on the MVRTA for FREE! All you have to do is show your UCARD. For more information go to Announcements.

LRTA is now stopping at University Crossing on Salem Street! Catch Route 7 to get downtown or to the train station.

Regular UML Roadster routes

Visit Roadster Routes to see where the nearest shuttle is right now!

Roadster Routes

Roadster Routes banner.

Wondering when the shuttle will get here? We are excited to announce RoadsterRoutes!

Now you can see your bus in real-time! Learn more about our shuttle service and RoadsterRoutes.

View the Roadster Routes app or download RoadsterRoutes from the Apple iTunes App store.

View the Fall 2017 routes and schedule information (pdf)

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.

Helpful Links

Stay Connected & Get Social!