Carnegie Mellon University

Escort Service

The Escort service operates from 6:30 PM to 4:15 AM in the geographical areas of Oakland, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill (zones listed below).  The first pass begins at 6:30 PM daily, and every forty-five (45 minutes) with the last trip at 3:30 AM.

If you reside on or near a shuttle stop in Shadyside or Squirrel Hill, please utilize the shuttles (AB Route and C Route) while they are in operation before using the escort service to avoid overcrowding and untimely delays on the escort buses.

Riders are able to use the escort service by waiting at the below pick-up locations.

Pick-Up Locations

  • 300 S Craig Street
  • Hamburg Hall
  • Cohon University Center
  • Margaret Morrison Plaza
  • Frew Street at Tech Street
  • Scaife Hall at Frew Street - *Temporarily Suspended

Escort Schedule

Monday - Friday

6:30 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
7:15 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
8:00 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red Zone, Yellow Zone
8:45 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
9:30 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
10:15 PM Red/Yellow Combined, Blue Zone, Green Zone
11:00 PM Blue Zone, Green Zone, Red Zone, Yellow Zone
11:45 PM Red/Yellow Combined, Blue Zone, Green Zone
12:30 AM Red/Yellow Combined, Blue Zone, Green Zone
1:15 AM Red/Yellow Combined, Blue Zone, Green Zone
2:00 AM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
2:45 AM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
Last Run
3:30 AM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined

Saturday & Sunday

6:30 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
7:15 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
8:00 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
8:45 PM All Zones
9:30 PM All Zones
10:15 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
11:00 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
11:45 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
12:30 AM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
1:15 AM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
2:00 AM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
2:45 AM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined
Last Run
3:30 PM Blue/Green Combined, Red/Yellow Combined

Escort Zones

Green :  Oakland, west from Morewood

Blue:  Shadyside and Friendship east from Morewood

Red: Squirrel Hill, north from Woodmont and east from Murray Avenue (only the yellow bus travels on Murray from Forward, north)

Yellow:  Squirrel Hill, west of Murray Avenue to Schenley Park

Blue/Green Combined: Both Shadyside and Oakland areas serviced.

Red/Yellow Combined: Both Squirrel Hill areas serviced.

All Zones: Shadyside, Oakland and both Squirrel Hill areas serviced.

Shuttle and Escort Service Rules and Procedures

·        A CMU ID card is required to ride - every passenger with a valid CMU ID can ride any of the shuttles or escorts. One guest can also ride with any CMU affiliate.
·        It is imperative that you speak loudly and clearly to the drivers when giving your destination. It is very difficult for the drivers to hear above the engine noise and other passenger noise.
·        Drivers are only permitted to pick up and drop off passengers at designated stops. This is a safety policy that is strictly adhered to.
·        No alcoholic beverages, bicycles, scooters (electric) or pets are permitted on any shuttle or escort vehicles.