UMass Lowell Regional Transit Authority Program


Regional Transit UCARD Program

UMass Lowell has partnered with the LRTA and MVRTA, that will allow students and employees to ride regional transit buses for FREE! All you have to do is show your UMass Lowell UCARD.

LRTA Program Information

UMass Lowell student and employees can ride the LRTA for free. The LRTA (Lowell Regional Transit Authority) can be used to connect to downtown shops, and any destination in the service area.

You can plan your trip by using the LRTA's Trip Planner.

Where can I pick up an LRTA bus on campus?

  • North - University Ave. in front of Alumni Hall
  • South - Broadway Street Bus Stop
  • East - East Campus Bus Stop
  • East - Salem Street Bus Stop

MVRTA Program Information

The MVRTA (Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority), also referred to as MeVa Transit, is free for all riders starting March 1, 2022 for at least two years. No need to swipe your UCard!

Any individual commuting from Methuen, Haverhill or other cities serviced by the MVRTA can take the 41 line which conveniently stops at the Robert Kennedy Transfer Station. From the Kennedy Transfer Station, you can utilize the LRTA or rideshare services to get to campus.

Roadster Routes

Transportation Services and the Web Services Office in University Relations have been working together to develop a GPS site to allow students and the UMass Lowell community members to see where our shuttles are in real-time. We are excited to announce the latest version of RoadsterRoutes! As we continue to work on the development of the program, we are also asking for your feedback. Please let us know what you think of the new site.

Transportation Advisory

We can only pick students up at designated bus stop locations. For the safety of students and drivers, once the bus pulls away from the bus stop, it will not stop to pick up students. Please use caution during the winter, specifically at night, when melting snow may re-freeze causing some locations to become slippery.

If you have any further questions or comments, please email: or call the Transportation Services Office at: 978-934-2222, or on campus at ext. 4-2222.

School closing information is posted on the university's homepage.

Winter & Extreme Weather Policy

A green North Shuttle running during the winter in Umass Lowell.

During extreme weather conditions or winter weather Transportation Services may need to close due to road conditions.

In the event UMass Lowell is closed due to weather, Transportation Services will also be closed.

In the event that weather conditions impact shuttle service during the night or weekends, shuttle service may be closed.

An announcement will be made on social media, as as well notifying key offices on campus. During extreme weather or snowy condition please call ext. 4-2222 (978-934-2222) to ensure Transportation Services is operating. Keep up with weather related updates on the Storm Information website.