Bear Line Shuttle

Bear Line MapLABOR DAY WEEKEND SHUTTLE CHANGES: The Pink Route will not run on Friday and Saturday. The evening Maroon Route will not run on Sunday, but will run on Monday. Normal shuttle schedule resumes on Tuesday.

The BearLine Shuttle Stop on the southside of Hammons Student Center (Bear Boulevard / Holland) moved to the northside on Harrison St. August 27 - September 2, 2017 to allow for city utilities to do waterline improvements.

The BearLine Shuttle will be running normal schedules when classes are in session.

IF classes are Not in-session, but University offices are Open the Red and Gold route will combine and run approximately every 15 minutes from 7am to 6pm.

Please Note: The shuttles will not be running any routes when classes are not in-session and University offices are closed.

We are now offering a new route that will be running to the Glen Isle Shopping Center. This route will be running 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Friday. The shuttle will make stops at Plaster Student Union and Glen Isle Center approximately every 25 minutes.

BearLine offers a convenient and safe way to travel -- no matter where your destination on campus. Just JUMP ON from any of the well-lit, covered shuttle stops conveniently located across campus. Shuttles are climate controlled and offer a comfortable ride. No individual fares will be charged to any passenger. Buses are specially equipped for persons with disabilities.

Commuters -- leave the driving to us!

BearLine can help take the pressure off finding a parking place in crowded lots. Simply park in one of the spacious, covered parking garages -- Bear Park North, located off John Q. Hammons Parkway with entrances on Cherry and Elm Streets, and Bear Park South, located at the intersection of Holland and Grand -- and catch the shuttle. Just be sure to arrive about 15 minutes early to allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

BearLine Regulations

  • Please remove backpacks before boarding the shuttles. Backpacks should be carried and not worn while riding the shuttles.
  • The shuttles stop at locations designed by Bear Line shuttle stop signs. Please wait at the stop for the shuttle to arrive. Allow passengers to move out of the way before you board.
  • All shuttles are equipped with special life devices to allow persons in wheel chairs full use of the Bear Line.
  • Your safety is important. Watch your step when boarding and leaving the shuttles. Use the handrails when walking or standing in the shuttles. Keep hands and arms inside the shuttles at all times.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the Bear Line.
  • Food and drink may not be consumed on the shuttles. To avoid inconveniencing other passengers, food and drink must be in closed containers. Open or unsealed containers of alcohol are not permitted.
  • Service animals are allowed on Bear Line shuttles, however, pets are not.
  • No weapon, dangerous instrument, or any other item intended for use as a weapon may be carried on a Bear Line shuttle. This provision does not apply to law enforcement personnel commissioned within Greene County or the City of Springfield or by the State of Missouri, federal officers, or to persons whom have been issued a permit to carry a concealed weapon on campus by the Director of Safety and Transportation, pursuant to G2.02.
  • Any person who is observed to be violating any of these rules and who may receive or has received a notice of violation therefore is subject to ejection.

Shuttle routes

Most shuttle routes (Gold, Blue, Red, Green, Orange, Purple, Maroon) operate Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The evening shuttle route (Maroon) operates Sunday - Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. during fall and spring semesters; Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. See the Pink Route for evening shuttle service on Friday and Saturday.

The shuttles run every 5-12 minutes. Drivers make every effort to operate on schedule; however, slight variations may occur.

We are now offering a route that will be running to the Glen Isle Shopping Center.   This route will be running 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday and Fridays 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. No shuttle service on Saturday or Sunday. The shuttle will make stops at Plaster Student Union and Glen Isle Center and run every 25 minutes.

 Red Route

Operates

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Bear Park North
  • Bear Park South
  • Art Annex
  • Carrington Hall
  • Plaster Stadium
  • Bear Park South
  • Meyer Library (temporarily closed)
  • JQH Arena

 Green Route

Operates

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Bear Park North
  • Hammons Student Center, JQH Arena
  • Foster Recreation Center
  • Plaster Student Union
  • Woods House
  • Hutchens House, Hammons House

Blue Route

Operates

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Plaster Student Union
  • Woods House
  • Scholars House
  • Cherry Street
  • Sunvilla Tower
  • Lots 44/51
  • Kentwood Hall
  • Sunvilla Tower
  • Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
  • JQH Arena
  • Foster Recreation Center

Gold Route

Operates

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Bear Park North
  • McDaniel Street (Morris Center)
  • Park Central Office Building
  • Brick City
  • Lots 47/48
  • Jefferson Street (Meyer Alumni Center)

GOLD EXPRESS ROUTE runs 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  With stops at the following:

  • Plaster Student Union
  • McDaniel
  • Park Central Office Building
  • Brick City

Orange West Route

Operates

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Plaster Student Union
  • Woods House
  • Hutchens House, Hammons House
  • Wehr Band Hall
  • Residential Area between Kimbrough Ave. and South Ave.
  • Bear Park South
  • Meyer Library, Glass Hall (temporarily closed)
  • Foster Recreation Center

Orange East Route

Operates

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Plaster Student Union
  • Monroe Apartments
  • Lots 22/24
  • Kings Street
  • Art Annex
  • Carrington Hall
  • Plaster Stadium
  • Bear Park South
  • Meyer Library, Glass Hall (temporarily closed)
  • Foster Recreation Center

Purple Route

Operates

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Plaster Student Union
  • Woods House
  • Scholars House
  • Greek Row
  • Elm Street
  • Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
  • JQH Arena
  • Foster Recreation Center

Glen Isle Route

Operates

  • During the regular school year it will be running 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, and on Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. No shuttle service on Saturday or Sunday.
  • Glen Isle Shopping Center
  • Woods
  • Bear Park North Garage
  • Plaster Student Union

Maroon North Route - Evenings

Operates

  • Sunday - Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

See the Pink Route for Friday and Saturday evening shuttle service.

There is no shuttle service at Carrington Hall after 6:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Bear Park North
  • Sunvilla Tower
  • Lots 44/51
  • Kentwood Hall
  • Park Central Square District
  • Brick City (downtown)
  • Lots 47/48
  • Morris Center, Meyer Alumni Center (downtown)

Shuttle hours of service may vary during the summer semester, holidays, vacations and periods when classes are not in session.

More information can be obtained by calling 417-836-4825.

Maroon South Route - Evenings

Operates

  • Sunday - Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

See the Pink Route for Friday and Saturday evening shuttle service.

There is no shuttle service at Carrington Hall after 6:00 p.m.

Stops

  • Bear Park North
  • Hammons Student Center
  • Glass Hall (temporarily closed)
  • Bear Park South
  • Meyer Library (temporarily closed)
  • Foster Recreation Center
  • Plaster Student Union
  • Woods House
  • Scholars House
  • Greek Row
  • Elm Street

Shuttle hours of service may vary during the summer semester, holidays, vacations and periods when classes are not in session.

More information can be obtained by calling 417-836-4825.

Pink Route - Friday and Saturday Evenings

Operates

  • Friday - Saturday, 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Stops

  • Plaster Student Union
  • Woods House
  • Florence Avenue & Cherry Street
  • Greek Row (both stops)
  • Kentwood Hall
  • Park Central Office Building
  • Hammons Student Center, JQH Arena

Summer Maroon Route

The Bear Line Summer Shuttle Routes differs from the regular academic year routes and will be posted here near the end of each spring semester.

Operates

  • Summer Route begins May 22, 2017.

Stops

  • Bear Park North 1
  • Bear Park South 1
  • Carrington Hall
  • Bear Park South 2
  • Plaster Student Union
  • Hutchens /Hammons
  • Bear Park North 2
  • McDaniel Street
  • Park Central Square District
  • Brick City

Summer Express Route

  • Bear Park North
  • Bear Park South
  • Carrington