Bobcat Shuttle Service Schedule and San Marcos Transit Adjustments

Steven Herrera, Director, Transportation Services | March 27, 2020

Email sent to students, faculty and staff

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, the Bobcat Shuttle service will adjust to a new schedule:   

Monday through Friday 
·         15-minute frequency* from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
·         30-minute frequency* evening service from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. 
·         45-minute frequency* night service from 9:00 to 10:40 p.m. with the last buses leaving campus at 10:40 p.m.  

·         The Bobcat Shuttle will not run on Saturdays. 
*All frequencies are approximate. 

Please monitor your Texas State official email and the university and Transportation Services website regularly for updates on service as the situation changes. 

Note: The service schedule and ridership will be evaluated weekly, and service may be adjusted as necessary.

Consult the Bobcat Shuttle Calendar for more information.

Shelter-at-Home Order – Why is the Bobcat Shuttle Running? 

Public universities such as Texas State are considered an essential function of state government and must remain open with essential staffing. Public transportation is also exempted from the Hays County “Stay at Home Work Safe” order issued March 25, 2020, as it does provide some individuals with their only access to health care, food, and other essential services.  Operating under the “Stay at Home Work Safe” order, Texas State continues to provide services to the more than 38,000 students enrolled in remote courses, some of whom do not have the option to move off campus and remain in our residence halls, or require the use of university facilities.   

Bobcat Shuttle riders must comply with social distancing and other practices the university has implemented to make riding the bus as safe as possible. 

San Marcos Transit COVID-19 Adjustments   

The Interurban Express 1517 service has been suspended until conditions improve. Beginning March 30, 2020, “The Bus” will adjust operating hours to 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fares will not be collected for the months of March or April.  Read the City of San Marcos press release. 

You can also follow Transportation Services on Facebook or Twitter.  If you have questions, please call Bobcat Shuttle Customer Service at 512-245-5555 or e-mail