Need a ride on, or near campus? No worries, the University of Maine has you covered!

A fresh new school year is upon us, and that means that the Black Bear Orono Express is up and running once again. This a free shuttle service that provides weekday transportation for UMaine students, staff and even visitors, in and around the University, and surrounding Orono communities, in fact, you don’t even need a UMaine ID card to catch a lift somewhere in the area.

Service begins at 6:55 am weekdays and ends at 9:55 pm, on scheduled school days, and it covers quite a bit of ground in the area. The purpose of the shuttle service is to help the University and the Town of Orono reduce carbon emissions, congested traffic and crowded campus parking lots, and as we all know, anything that is free is always a plus.

Of course, there are those pesky COIVD-19 guidelines that riders must adhere to. Vaccinated and non-vaccinated people, including visitors, students, staff and faculty, must wear face masks at all times, through at least the end of this month.

On campus facilities including libraries, museums, gyms, retail stores, computer labs, and study halls, must also mask up for safety. For more information on the shuttle services, or COVID-19 policy, call 207-992-4670

Here is how the bus route breaks down from now, through Christmas break:

Pine Street/ Library

7:20
7:50
8:20
8:50
9:20
9:50
10:50
11:20
11:50
12:20
12:50
1:20
1:50
2:50
3:20
3:50
4:20
4:50
5:20

Orchard Trails

7:27
7:57
8:27
8:57
9:27
9:57
10:57
11:27
11:57
12:27
12:57
1:27
1:57
2:57
3:27
3:57
4:27
4:57
5:27

The Ave

7:29
7:59
8:29
8:59
9:29
9:59
10:59
11:29
11:59
12:29
12:59
1:29
1:59
2:59
3:29
3:59
4:29
4:59
5:29

Talmar/Rangley/Black Bear Lane

7:33
8:03
8:33
9:03
9:33
10:03
11:03
11:33
12:03
12:33
1:03
1:33
2:03
3:03
3:33
4:03
4:33
5:03
5:33

Rec Center

7:36
8:06
8:36
9:06
9:36
10:06
11:06
11:36
12:06
12:36
1:06
1:36
2:06
3:06
3:36
4:06
4:36
5:06
5:36

Cutler/ Neville

7:38
8:08
8:38
9:08
9:38
10:08
11:08
11:38
12:08
12:38
1:08
1:38
2:08
3:08
3:38
4:08
4:38
5:08
5:38

Student Union

7:40
8:10
8:40
9:10
9:40
10:10
11:10
11:40
12:10
12:40
1:10
1:40
2:10
3:10
3:40
4:10
4:40
5:10
5:40

2nd Pine Street/ Library route

7:50
8:20
8:50
9:20
9:50
10:20
11:20
11:50
12:20
12:50
1:20
1:50
2:20
3:20
3:50
4:20
4:50
5:20
5:50

Mainers Don Masks To Combat Coronavirus