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CABS

The Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) is a free transit service provided by The Ohio State University Transportation and Traffic Management. CABS is dedicated to providing clean, reliable, and hassle-free transportation on and around Ohio State’s Columbus Campus.

Track CABS in real-time via the Ohio State app and read more about our COVID-19 transportation response.

Earn Up to $16 an Hour

Earn up to $16 an hour as a student bus driver for Ohio State’s Campus Area Bus Service (CABS). We will train you to drive!  Options are also available for students who prefer to drive smaller vehicles. CABS offers flexible scheduling to accommodate class schedules. If you’d rather not be behind the wheel, apply to be a student service crew member, with starting pay at $14 an hour. Positions are available for summer and autumn semesters.

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Schedules and Routes

CABS System Map CABS On-Demand Med Center Map

Note: CABS runs reduced service during academic breaks and no service on university holidays. On home football Saturdays, CABS suspends service six hours prior to kickoff. Visit Ohio State's academic calendar for dates and the TTM news feed for information about service changes.

NEW - CABS On-Demand Service (includes overnight and weekend hours)

CABS On-Demand service allows students, faculty and staff to request a ride by downloading the TripShot app for scheduling and real-time tracking. Daytime On-Demand provides service between areas west of Olentangy River and three central campus stops, while overnight On-Demand will provide service between campus buildings.

Read More about CABS On-Demand

CLN - Campus Loop North
Regular Hours 7 AM - 6 PM 6 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
8 MIN 15 MIN --
Summer 7 AM - 7 PM 7 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
15 MIN -- --
Break 7 AM - 7 PM 7 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
15 MIN -- --

View Campus Loop North Map

CLS - Campus Loop South
Regular Hours 7 AM - 6 PM 6 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
8 MIN 15 MIN --
Summer 7 AM - 7 PM 7 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
15 MIN -- --
Break 7 AM - 7 PM 7 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
15 MIN -- --

View Campus Loop South Map

ER - East Residential
Regular Hours 7 AM - 6 PM 6 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
15 MIN 15 MIN 30 MIN
Summer 7 AM - 7 PM 7 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
30 MIN -- --
Break 7 AM - 7 PM 7 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
30 MIN -- --

View East Residential Map

WC - West Campus
Regular Hours 7 AM - 6 PM 6 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service. 8 MIN 20 MIN --
Regular Weekend 7 AM - 7 PM 7 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Saturday - Sunday service. 20 MIN 20 MIN --
Summer 7 AM - 7 PM 7 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
20 MIN -- --
Break 7 AM - 7 PM 7 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
20 MIN -- --

View West Campus Map

MC - Med Center Express
Regular Weekday 5 AM - 6 AM 6 AM - 8 AM 8 AM - 2 PM 2 PM - 8 PM 8 PM - 10 PM 10 PM - Midnight Midnight - 12:30 AM 12:30 AM - 5 AM
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend or holiday service.
10 MIN 3 MIN 10 MIN 3 MIN 10 MIN 3 MIN 10 MIN On Demand

Medical Center Overnight On Demand Service: Mon-Fri, 12:30 AM

To request overnight on-demand service, call 614-293-8669 or use the call buttons located at the main entrances of Wexner Medical Center buildings and by the elevators of all patient and visitor garages.

View Med Center Express Map

 

Medical Center Shuttles

ACK - Ackerman Shuttle
Regular Weekday 5 AM - 6:30 AM 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM 6:30 PM - 8 PM 8 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
-- 15 MIN -- --

View Ackerman Shuttle Map

JPS - The James Parking Shuttle (for Patients and Visitors Only)
Sunday - Saturday 5 AM - 5 AM
24 hours, 7 days/week Continuous

View The James Parking Shuttle Map

MM - Morehouse to Med Center Shuttle
Regular Weekday 5 AM - 7 AM 7 AM - 6 PM 6 PM - 8 PM 8 PM - Midnight
Monday - Friday service.
No weekend service.
-- 30 MIN -- --

View Morehouse to Med Center Shuttle Map

Patient Courtesy Shuttles

Free Patient Courtesy Shuttles provides transportation for patients and their visitors to and from the Wexner Medical Center parking garages and buildings, Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. To request a ride, please call 614-293-8669.

Patient Courtesy Shuttles provides overnight shuttle options for all patients, visitors, and staff to help get them to their vehicle. Please call 614-293-8669 to request a ride, Monday - Friday from midnight - 5 a.m. 

If you require transportation during the off-scheduled hours of the Patient Courtesy Shuttle, please visit any information desk or call 614-293-8669 or 614-293-8500 (security).

If you have any additional questions about this schedule, please e-mail us at ttminfo@osu.edu.

Real-time CABS Tracking

Download the Ohio State App for real-time CABS bus tracking for even more convenience while you're on the go.

Download the Ohio State App

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How to Ride

Riding a CABS bus is easy. No ID or bus pass is needed to ride on regularly scheduled buses. Simply hop on the bus at any of the stops located on campus and throughout surrounding neighborhoods.

  • To improve congestion when entering and exiting the bus, please use the front door to enter and the back door to exit.
  • Please allow exiting passengers off the bus before boarding.
  • While on campus, CABS buses stops at every designed CABS bus stop. You do not need to press the stop bar or pull the cord.
  • For your safety, CABS buses are not permitted to pick up or drop off passengers outside of designated CABS bus stops.
  • If standing on a bus, hold on to vertical bars or seat back handles.
  • When crossing the street after exiting a bus, NEVER cross in front of the bus. Wait on the sidewalk until the bus has moved away and you have a clear line of sight of traffic in both directions.

Rider Guidelines Bus Headers

Lost and Found

If you have left any personal items on a campus bus, please contact the TTM office at 614-292-7433. Our office hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also may send an email to ttminfo@osu.edu with a description of the item and any additional information (bus number, route, date, etc.) that would help us locate your item.

Items left on buses that are not retrieved immediately will be taken to the Transportation office the day the item was lost. Items will be held for 4 weeks.

TTM is not responsible for lost items.

The Ohio State University CABS Bus

Riding the Bus During Inclement Weather

The safety of the campus community is our number one priority. In the event of severe weather, Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety actively monitors and shares significant updates with the university community. If a tornado warning is identified for the Columbus campus, the Buckeye Alert System automatically sends severe weather alerts to students, faculty and staff. An expiration time for the tornado warning is included in that alert. Information also will be shared via the Ohio State app and Twitter @OSU_EMFP

During a tornado warning, Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) will suspend all routes, and drivers are trained to proceed immediately to the next stop, exit the bus, and lead passengers to a location where they can take shelter. Passengers should immediately seek shelter in a nearby building or low-lying area, when possible, and remain sheltered-in-place until the tornado warning has expired. Drivers will not resume their routes until the tornado warning has expired.

Read more about university emergency procedures.

Campus Transit Lab

Through the Campus Transit Lab (CTL), CABS serves as a living laboratory for transit research, education, and outreach to the university community. The CTL collects data on a campus bus system that is large and complex enough to emulate urban-wide systems but is sufficiently confined in scale and geographic context to allow an understanding of system components and interactions. For more information, visit transitlab.osu.edu.