Carnegie Mellon University

Escort Service

The CMU escort service is a transportation option that services the geographical areas surrounding Carnegie Mellon that include Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, and Oakland. The mission of the escort service is to get CMU community members home safely by transporting them to the intersection nearest their residence. Service is limited to four (4) designated zones (GREEN, BLUE, RED,YELLOW) surrounding the main campus.  The escort service is to be utilized exclusively as a means to get from campus to one's residence. It is not available as a transportation option to get to campus or other locations.

Hours of Operation: Daily 6:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. [last pick up 6:00 a.m.]

Escort Color Zones: All of the geographical areas that the escorts provide service to have been designated as color zones. The zones are named Green, Red, Blue, and Yellow. Refer to the area map link to determine what color zone in which you reside. The escort bus servicing that color coded area will transport you to the intersection closest to your residence.

After 3:30 a.m., there is only one escort bus that covers all zones.  


  • Riders who choose to wait inside buildings at the designated stops for safety or due to inclement weather must exit the building immediately upon the arrival of the Escort and be ready to board. The drivers cannot wait for riders.
  • All riders who live on the Shuttle zone will be required to use the Shuttle when in operation.
  • Please speak loudly and clearly when giving your desired destination to the Escort Driver.