Alternative Transportation Options

Colts Bus Services: University of Scranton Partnership with County of Lackawanna Transit System

The University of Scranton has contracted with the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) to give students, faculty and staff access to all 31 COLTS routes. Through the COLTS Campus Connections service, members of the University community are able to ride all COLTS buses free with their Royal Cards. The extensive COLTS network gives our campus community access to shopping, dining, entertainment, attractions and other area colleges. It also provides transportation options for internships, community service and employment. COLTS buses run Monday-Saturday. There are no services on Sundays. Visit ColtsBusServices for more information and schedules.  

COLTS Bus Launches New App

COLTS Transit System of Lackawanna County has just released a new application for iPhone and Android phones called myStop. This app provides on-the-go real-time information to pinpoint every bus?s exact location. Through this, the user can view departure times, plan trips, and set e-mail or text alerts for bus departure and service announcements. For more information, check out the COLTS bus website here:

Martz Bus Run

A shuttle service is available at the beginning and end of fall, Thanksgiving, spring and Easter break during the fall and spring semesters. The shuttle will pick up at the Denaples Circle and drop off at the Martz Bus Station on Lackawanna Ave. in Scranton. The shuttle is also available when housing reopens after each break to shuttle students back to campus from the Martz Bus station. Watch for more information for time and dates on the U/S iTower and under Student Announcements on the U/S homepage.  Visit: for a complete schedule of bus routes to your destination.

Royal Ride Services

The Royal Ride:  The Royal Ride is a service provided by University Police on Thursday 10:00PM to 11:30PM and Friday & Saturday from 10:00PM to 3:00AM, while the University is in session. Request a ride from the Royal Ride from the University of Scranton app or from student resources under the student tab from your my.Scranton. The Royal Ride only travels within the boundaries of Vine St to Ridge Row St and N Irving Ave to Adams Ave.  Visit: UPD Royal Ride for more information and a map.

Bike Scranton

 Bike Scranton is a free  cooperative program between the University of Scranton Office of Sustainability, and the Lackawanna Valley Heritage Authority. All University of Scranton students, faculty, and staff as well as Lackawanna County Library System cardholders will be permitted to check out a bicycle as long as they are at least 18 years of age. Each bicycle comes with a lock and an adjustable helmet upon checkout. The borrowing period for each bicycle is unlimited, but all bicycles must be returned before the library closes. Soon there will be 3 more bikes available, for a total of 6.

 For more information please visit: Bike Scranton