Brown University Shuttle

About B.U.S.

Brown University Shuttle is a safety-oriented transportation service offered to the Brown community – students, faculty, and staff of Brown and hospital affiliates who have a Brown ID.

All Brown University Shuttle drivers are professionally licensed drivers employed by First Transit and have passed extensive background checks, along with lengthy additional driver training. B.U.S drivers are uniformed and wear a B.U.S. photo badge, which you may ask to see at any time.


Summer 2017

(Effective beginning May 30, 2017)

SEAS Shuttle Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Daytime Shuttle Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Evening Shuttle Sunday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
AM Express Shuttle Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 8:30 am
PM Express Shuttle Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
onCall Shuttle Monday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
7:00 pm - 12:45 am


  • You MUST present your ID card when boarding the vehicles. This is to ensure the safety of both our drivers and our riders.
  • You are required by Rhode Island law to wear a seatbelt when the shuttle vehicle is in motion.
  • If you damage the shuttle vehicle, you will be billed for the repairs.
  • No pets.
  • No smoking.
  • No alcohol (in open or closed containers).
  • You have the right to be driven in a safe manner and to be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • You have the obligation to treat First Transit employees with courtesy and respect.
  • First Transit reserves the right to deny transport to any passenger if, in the judgment of the driver, the passenger’s behavior is a danger to the vehicle, the driver, or other passengers.

By entering the shuttle vehicle, you agree to abide by these policies. Those who violate them will be denied service.

RISD Rides

Based on an agreement between Brown University and RISD, students may ride on either school's shuttle with a proper Brown or RISD ID. Please view the RISD Rides page for routes and schedules.

For more information or to register a complaint about the shuttle services, please contact us in one of the ways listed at