Spring 2022 Shuttle-UM Service Update

Faculty and Staff

Updated Friday, January 14, 2022

Spring 2022 service will begin on Tuesday, January 18.

To accommodate our current driver staffing levels, we have made the following route adjustments:

115 Orange, 116 Purple, 117 Blue, 118 Gold and 122 Green 

  • Sunday to Wednesday: wait times between buses will increase from 20 minutes to 40 minutes
  • Thursday to Saturday: wait times between buses will be 20 minutes (same as Fall 2021) 

141 Gaithersburg and 142 Columbia Park and Ride 

Both routes will be provided through Atlantic Coast Charter. As a result, neither route will track on NextBus. Passengers should call Atlantic Coast Charter at 443.864.7029 with route questions. There are no changes to the schedule for either route. 


These service adjustments are the result of hiring challenges caused by the ongoing national bus driver shortage. As we continue recruiting professional and student drivers to fill staffing gaps, we appreciate our passengers' patience. We apologize for the inconveniences these service adjustments may cause. 

Passengers can receive service updates including unplanned delays and alerts through NextBus in-app notifications. Shuttle-UM shares planned service announcements through NextBus, the DOTS website and DOTS social media. For more information about Shuttle-UM, please visit transportation.umd.edu/shuttle-um