Red & Black Shuttle

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19,  we are currently not providing Red & Black Shuttle services.  We are assessing this program and its operations to ensure the highest level of safety for our students.  Please visit this webpage for updates on how we proceed.  The information below is not applicable at this time.



The Red & Black Shuttle program is a method of transportation to support your academic success. The Red & Black Shuttle program will provide pick up or drop off services for on and off campus.  This service is open to all faculty, staff and students.  Please see how to sign up below.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to Midnight when classes are in session for the fall and spring. The shuttle will not operate on campus holidays.


University Police Department community service officers will drive five shuttle buses on the red, black, and green routes. This includes a shuttle bus to accommodate ADA requests. All three routes connect in front of the Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences building so riders can easily transfer to a new route.

Green Route (Campus Core):  The green route offers seven on-campus shuttle stops. You can be picked up and dropped off at any of the green route shuttle stop locations.

Red & Black Routes (Surrounding Area): The red and black routes feature 11 shuttle stop locations surrounding campus. The red route operates south of campus, and the black route runs east of campus. You may be dropped-off at any of the red or black shuttle stops. In order to be picked up, the red or black stop must be located at a residential facility.

Red & Black Route

Sign Up and Get a Ride

PATS has provided a phone app to let you see in real time where the shuttles are.  Since the shuttle does not operate on a standard schedule, riders will be encouraged to refer to the application for shuttle bus arrival times. Community members will be required to show their affiliation confirmation via the DoubleMap Bus Tracker application or present a Red ID before entering shuttle bus.  

You can downlaod DoubleMap from the Apple or Google stores.  The app is a D on a red background.  Once you download the app you would select San Diego State University as your location.  When using the application the vans will not be present on the map until they are operational Monday - Friday 5:30 p.m. to Midnight.

DoubleMap App

To use the application to show your SDSU affiliation, go to the menu in the upper left.  Select SDSU Authentication and then select Log In.  You will need to enter your email and your SDSUid.  Once you have done this you can show the driver your phone that you are an SDSU affiliate.

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