Public safety officials at The Ohio State University are reminding students of some of the services available to make them safer on and off campus.
For a little more than a year, Ohio State has offered Lyft Ride Smart to eligible students to make a trip in the campus area safer after hours. The service offers discounted rides, inside the university-designated service area , from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Safety remains our top priority ( learn more ). CABS is expanding service to offer additional options for students, faculty and staff. While capacity remains limited to promote physical distancing, the Campus Loop South will resume modified service on Sept. 21. In addition, the West Campus route will expand its daytime hours. These additions provide more convenient transportation options. Due to low ridership in the morning, CABS is reducing frequencies from 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. for the Buckeye Lot Loop. All passengers should wear masks and are asked to enter from the front and exit from the...
In alignment with recommendations from the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup, Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) continues to limit occupancy to support safety and physical distancing guidelines. This autumn, limited capacity requirements will result in reduced overall service as CABS must reallocate more buses to move people in smaller quantities. Beginning Aug. 24, the university will offer two bus routes during daytime hours: the Med Center Express and a new Buckeye Loop.
CABS will prioritize transporting individuals parking in the Buckeye Lot or West Campus Carmack Lots who are therefore unable to walk to class or work. Service...
Beginning Saturday (7/25) early morning through Friday (7/31) early evening, Medical Center Drive between Cannon Drive and Old Cannon Drive will be closed in both directions. Traffic will be detoured to King Avenue. Motorists should anticipate delays. The Morehouse to Med Center Shuttle will maintain its regular route but may experience delays. The closure supports continued work on the Inpatient Hospital Garage.
Additional lane closures along northbound Cannon Drive and westbound Medical Center Drive will occur early August.
Earlier this year, teams of 3 to 5 students from every Ohio State campus submitted projects that support Ohio State’s sustainability goals by entering the ENGIE Smart Campus Challenge. Students from the College of Engineering were one of six teams to advance to the final stage of the competition and received a $20,000 grant to install solar panels at a campus bus stop.
David Tomasko, associate dean of the College of Engineering, says, “Ohio State prides itself on providing experiential education opportunities for our engineering students, and this is an excellent example of students applying their education...
Real-time CABS GPS tracking will be unavailable on Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. due to a planned outage for system upgrades. During this time, users will not be able to view CABS routes in real-time via the Ohio State app.
Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM) is happy to assist students who left or were unable to take their bicycles with them after moving off campus early because of the changes necessitated by COVID-19. To help protect these bicycles that were left on campus for an extended period of time, TTM can assist by taking temporary possession of the bicycle and store it in a locked, indoor storage room for pickup when students return to campus.
If you are interested in having your bicycle placed in temporary storage, please complete the form below.
The safety and well-being of everyone at Ohio State and throughout our community is our top priority. As elective procedures resume in the medical center, additional parking and transportation changes will take place.
Patient access to South Cannon Garage and 12th Avenue Garage will be restored at 5 a.m. on May 18. While these garages will be returning to patient access, staff may continue to take advantage of the relaxed access to Central Campus parking or return to parking on West Campus and utilize the MC Express route .