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Transit Frequently Asked Questions


When will my bus arrive?

Do I need a Bus Pass to ride the bus?
Do you have special break service routes for when school is not in session?
If I'm on campus late at night, how do I get around campus or back home?
Which bus can I take to get to popular places around town?
If I’m on the Blinn TEAM, can I still ride the buses?
What if I have a permanent disability and I am unable to ride the buses?
Where can I find something that I have left on the bus?
Do you provide shuttle service to the airport?
How is Transit funded?

Why don't you post your route data on Google Transit?

What are the requirements for becoming a bus driver?
How do I become a bus driver?
What is the starting pay rate for a new bus driver?

When will my bus arrive?

View real-time bus locations online at http://transport.tamu.edu/busroutes.

Do I need a Bus Pass to ride the bus?

On-campus service is fare-free for students, faculty, staff and visitors to Texas A&M. Off-campus service is fare-free for students, faculty, and staff. Bus passes are no longer needed to ride the bus. However, we reserve the right to check TAMU ID's on a random basis, so always have it handy when riding the bus. How to Ride Guide

Do you have special break service routes for when school is not in session?

Yes, as long as the University is open. Information on Break Service will be posted before the break begins.

If I'm on campus late at night, how do I get around campus or back home?

Transit Service: See our Night Service page for transit service through midnight.
Corps Escort: The Corps of Cadets provides a free 24-hour escort service. To request an escort simply call the Guard Room (845-6789), and a Corps member will meet the person requesting the escort and walk with him/her to most central on-campus locations (e.g., resident halls, parking lots, etc.)
CARPOOL: The CARPOOL student organization also provides rides. See carpool.tamu.edu for more information.

Which bus can I take to get to popular places around town?

Bryan: Route 12 or Route 15
Post Oak Mall: Route 27
Blinn: Route 12
Target: Route 27
Wal-Mart (College Station): Route 33
Bush School: Route 05
Other Off-Campus Locations

If I’m on the Blinn TEAM, can I still ride the buses?

Yes. Please be prepared to present your Blinn ID if it is requested.

What if I have a permanent disability and I am unable to ride the buses?

Students, faculty and staff may be eligible to ride our paratransit vehicles. For more information and an application visit our Paratransit page.
Alternatively, you may request service from The District.

Where can I find something that I have left on the bus?

Any item left on the bus will be taken to Lost and Found (979.845.1515) located in MSC Room 2240. Please go there to pick it up Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.

Do you provide shuttle service to the airport?

No, however, groundshuttle.com provides service between Easterwood Airport to George Bush Intercontinental or Hobby (home pick-up available). There are also several local taxi companies who can provide both in-town and out-of-town service.

How is Transit funded?

Transit services are funded by allocations from the Student Success Fee.

Knowing that unlimited service to all areas of College Station/Bryan is not economically practical, off-campus routes are designed to serve those areas where the highest concentrations of students live. Several Park and Ride options were also developed by having a route serve Post Oak Mall, First Baptist Church of College Station and the College Station WalMart and many students who do not live directly on a route drive a short distance to an area where parking is allowed and catch the bus at the nearest stop. This allows access to all who choose not to purchase a parking permit.

The on-campus service was designed to provide a transportation option to all areas of campus and is available to all. Even those students who choose the parking permit option and drive to campus benefit through reduced traffic and more parking availability.

Why don't you post your route data to Google Transit?

According to Google Transit policy, the service provider must "provide a transportation service that is open to the public, and operates with fixed schedules and routes." Because our system is funded by student fees and not open to the general public we are not eligible to use their service.

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What are the requirements for becoming a bus driver?

You must be a student enrolled for at least nine credit hours at Texas A&M University, Blinn College or Sam Houston State. You must be at least 18 years of age and you must have two or less moving violations on your driving record within the last three years. See our employment opportunities for more details.

How do I become a bus driver?

Fill out our online application.

What is the starting pay rate for a new bus driver?

$9.50 an hour