Transportation Services provides shuttle service to Texas State students, faculty, and staff in San Marcos. Services levels and routes are determined based on demand, student density, and available resources. Local public bus service, (including ADA accessible demand-response service), is provided by the City of San Marcos. Requests for shuttle service expansions should be directed to the Texas State University office of Transportation Services at 512.245.6799.
The Bobcat Tram system, (operated by First Transit), is provided for Texas State students, faculty, staff, and visitors and is designed to alleviate campus parking demand and traffic congestion. Services are available from perimeter parking on and near campus via Campus Routes and from densely populated areas of San Marcos via City Routes to serve this purpose.
BT Interurban (until August 23, 2013) provides service to Texas State commuters and the general public between Austin and San Antonio, making stops in Kyle, San Marcos, and New Braunfels. This alternative transportation service provides a connections to Capital Metro in Austin and VIA in San Antonio.
Route and Stop Changes: Spring 2013
There are three routes with service frequency changes for Spring 2013; these adjustments were made to allow routes to remain on schedule. Specifically, the times for the following routes have been adjusted from the Fall 2012 schedule:
Two stops are now closed due to construction: Which Wich serving Campus Loop, and Sessom at State Street serving Bobcat Stadium. Stops on Concho street remain closed for Wonder World and Campus Loop.
Additional stops remain on Wonder World at San Jacinto Hall, and on Campus Loop at the Admissions Center.
Check back periodically as construction on and around campus will continue to require route modifications throughout the semester.
Campus and Residential Service - Spring 2013
BT Shuttle routes are operated for students, faculty, staff and visitors at Texas State University. The system is in full operation during all class days, with a reduced service schedule on Saturday, and limited non-class service on BT Interurban routes. Monday - Thursday service runs between 7:00AM and 8:30PM for most Shuttle routes, with extended service every 45-50 minutes between 8:30-11:45PM; the last bus departs campus at 11:05PM. Friday service operates between 7:00am and 5:15PM for most Shuttle routes with limited Saturday service between 10:00AM and 6:15PM. No service is available on Sunday.
The System maps below provide basic routes, bus stop locations, and service frequency information for BT Shuttle service routes.
Service is provided for City & Residential shuttle routes between January 14 and May 8, 2013 during the spring semester.
Real-time bus information:
We have been working to develop a system which will allow our passengers to see when the bus will arrive at their bus stop. Whether waiting for your bus to arrive for your trip to campus; on campus; or in Austin or San Antonio for our BTI riders, you will be able to see when the next bus will arrive at your stop throughout the service day.
You can access this technology from any smart phone or cell phones which are web capable. There are also options to text information back to your phone. You will also find QR codes at many major stops on and off campus; scan these codes to link to arrival times for buses at these locations as an additional quick option to find out when the next bus will arrive at your bus stop.
BT Interurban Routes (Service between Austin and San Antonio):
Additional Accessible Service:
For those unable to use existing fixed routes provided by the Bobcat Tram or CARTS: CARTS provides curb-to-curb service, (from any address point at the curb to any address point at the curb), in San Marcos to eligible passengers, (a certification form documenting the passenger’s disability may be required). 24 hour advance booking is recommended.
Parking Services Administrative offices are located at the south entrance to the Matthews Street garage. Their phone number is 512.245.2887. More information is available on their website.