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.


Rainbow Daycare Holds Prom For Students

Rainbow Daycare Center presented "An Evening Under the Stars" Prom on Saturday, May 20. Students, ages two through five, attended with their parents as their "dates." (click for more)

Bright School Presents First Citizen Of The World Award

Becoming wise and compassionate citizens of the world is part of the educational experience at The Bright School, officials said. This year, the school is honoring young alumni for the first time with an award to recognize leadership in service to others. The Class of 2017 presented the inaugural Citizen of the World Award Friday at graduation to Mimi Vance ’10, who graduated ... (click for more)

Special Equipment Used To Pinpoint Fire Inside WRCB TV Transmitter On Walden's Ridge

Special equipment was used to locate a fire inside a WRCB TV transmitter on Walden's Ridge on Tuesday morning. At 6 a.m ,, an automatic fire alarm notified the 911 Center of a possible fire at 2306 Fairmount Pike. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded and arrived on the scene reporting no visible signs of smoke or fire showing at this address. WRES Fire Chief ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Commercial Building On Dodson Avenue

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a commercial fire shortly after 1 a.m. Monday.   Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy smoke and flames were visible when the first of four fire companies arrived on the scene at 3019 Dodson Ave. As firefighters forced their way inside to began an interior attack, Captain Suttles called for a second alarm response to bring ... (click for more)

What We Owe Our Veterans

As our church, Warren Chapel AME Church  paid honors to the veterans and my viewing of the PBS feature,  Sunday , evening, I began to feel and think differently than before. Each year to sort of "go all out" celebrating Veteran's Day.  WE provide flags, certificates, notes of appreciation and acknowledgements.  My  brother, father and grandfather were ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Last week I came across a wonderful story about one of my favorite personal causes – preventing suicide – and the response to the article (“A Suicide Letter”) was heavy. Many people appreciated what I had gleaned from the “I Am Second” website and, among the emails was a plea for help from a single mother, desperate to help her son. I immediately passed her email “up the ladder” ... (click for more)