Public Safety


  • ISU Department of Public Safety
  • Public Safety: 282-2515
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ISU Public Safety

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 buses stop at prime areas throughout campus with a 3 to 5 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

There are three buses that run Monday through Friday (during the regular school year).  Service begins at 7:30 a.m. for the first bus, and ends at 5:45 p.m. for the last bus.  A fourth (4th) bus is added on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and runs until noon.  Turn around time is 3 to 5 minutes.  Other bus stops are shown on the map, and each building is numbered for quick identification.  Buses stop at scheduled stops only.  Bus service is reduced during finals week.

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 once every hour.

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

Bus Stops

There are 3-4 buses and 7 stops on campus. These stops are:

Express Bus Route

During the regular school year, an express bus will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday (PRT may change this to Monday thru Friday if there is enough demand) from the 8th Street and Martin Luther King Stop to the bus stop in front of Gale Life Sciences (Bldg. 65), ending at Holt Arena (it makes no other stops). It will run once per hour, 10 minutes before classes begin.

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