CWRU launches pilot program for shuttle service off campus

map of CWRU morning shuttle around Cleveland Heights Little ItalyTo better serve the needs of all students living off campus—especially the graduate and professional student community—Case Western Reserve University’s Office of Campus Services will initiate a pilot shuttle service program serving all students living in the Little Italy and Cleveland Heights neighborhoods.

The shuttle service launches Monday, Jan. 27, and will continue for a one-month trial period. The loop route runs continuously from 7 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding university holidays.

The shuttle may become permanent if demand exists during the trial period.

“In working with the Graduate Student Senate over the past year, we decided to conduct a pilot program to better assess the level of demand for a morning shuttle service—something that has been mentioned frequently by students in the past,” said Dick Jamieson, vice president of campus services.

The route will follow a route similar to the Coventry neighborhood shuttle service offered in the evenings. The off-campus route will include stops along Mayfield and Coventry roads and Euclid Heights Boulevard, among others. A full map—including designated bus stops—is available for download.

As with other shuttles, students can track the shuttle’s location through NextBus screens at the Juniper Road bus shelters, Lot 46, the Thwing Center bus shelter, Crawford Hall, Veale Center lobby and Fribley Commons. Students also can view real-time maps of buses through an online tracking system.

This is the latest in a number of shuttle service offerings from campus services. The university also offers the Circle Link, Coventry, commuter, evening (north and south), UCRC and Cedar-Rapid Express routes. In addition, the university also runs the Safe Ride program, through which three dedicated vehicles transport students, faculty and staff from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Case Western Reserve University police also provide an on-campus security escort service, available 24 hours a day to all members of the university community.

For more information on other shuttle services across campus, visit