Public Safety


  • ISU Department of Public Safety
  • Public Safety: 282-2515
  • Parking: 282-2625
  • Bengal Card Services: 282-3618
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Bus Schedule and Safety Escort

How to Ride the Bus

ISU Parking Services and Pocatello Regional Transit provide a free bus system from the north end of the Holt Arena parking lot. The bus stops at prime areas throughout campus with a 10 to 12 minute turn-around time.

Bus drivers are friendly and willing to assist those who are new to campus, especially first time visitors who are not familiar with campus.

How to Ride the Bus

The J-Route bus runs Monday through Friday (during the regular school year).  Service begins at 7:00 a.m. for the first bus, and ends at 5:45 p.m. for the last bus. Turn-around time is 10 to 12 minutes.  Other bus stops are shown on the map, and each building is numbered for quick identification.  Buses stop at scheduled stops only. 

The Housing bus route runs from Schubert Heights to the Student Union Building. The Housing route bus service begins at 7:35 am and ends at 5:00 pm every weekday. The Housing route runs twice every hour.

To leave the bus, pull the cord that runs above the windows on each side of the bus.

Bus Stops

There are 7 stops on campus. These stops are:

Walking Distances in Minutes

Average walking speed is 2.5 minutes for every 600 feet, 7-8 minutes for 1800 feet.

From To Time (Min)
Education (Bldg 62) Reed Gym (Bldg 45) 2.5
Education (Bldg 62) Holt Arena (Bldg 60) 2.5
RFC (Bldg 48) Oboler Library (Bldg 50) 2.5
Pulling Courts (Bldg 53) Physical Science (Bldg 3) 2.5
Turner House (Bldg 64) Pond Student Union (Bldg 14) 7-8
McIntosh Manor (Bldg 57) Business Administration (Bldg 5) 7-8
Business Administration (Bldg 5) Oboler Library (Bldg 50) 7-8
Reed Gym (Bldg 45) Museum (Bldg 12) 7-8
Gale Life Sciences (Bldg 65) Museum (Bldg 12) 10
Pond Student Union (Bldg 14) Holt Arena (Bldg 60) 10

Safety Escorts

The Department of Public Safety offers a safety escort service throughout the evening and night time hours. If you miss the last bus, call 282-2515 for a ride back to your vehicle.

Last Modified:08/02/12 at 09:29:04 AM