Mocs Express Adds Downtown Route

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

In partnership with CARTA, Chattanooga’s public transit provider, the Mocs Express will add an extended route connecting the campus to downtown, beginning in the fall semester.

“CARTA approached the University about adding this route. We were interested in better connecting downtown and the campus community,” Michelle Morales, associate director of UTC Auxiliary Services, said.

The Mocs Express is a free shuttle for UTC students, faculty, and staff. A validated UTC ID gets riders unlimited free access to the buses that circle the campus and perimeter parking.

The new bus route will still circle the perimeter of campus, but will now stop in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. After passing the UTC Metropolitan Building on the corner of McCallie Ave. and Houston St., the bus will continue on to 7th St. and turn right at Broad St. The bus will make its way back to campus by turning right on East Fourth St. and heading back toward McKenzie Arena. To see a map of the new route, click here.

Buses that run the new route will be prominently marked.

“Students will need to be highly aware of which route the bus is taking when they board. Each bus will still circle campus, but the Mocs Express Downtown bus will take a little longer to get around campus than the others because of the additional downtown stops,” Ms. Morales said.

The Mocs Express runs from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on regular class days, Reading Day, and final exam days during the Fall and Spring semesters. For more information about the Mocs Express, visit the UTC Auxiliary services page here.


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