Go West Transit

Route 1 - Purple

Carousel & Carousel Night

Route 1 - Purple travels the circumference of campus in a clockwise direction and serves all major buildings on campus. Route 1 starts at 7 am while campus is in session, and runs a till 6 PM, at which time Maroon 6 continues to provide Carousel service until midnight or later. Route 1 - Purple does not use a Time point schedule, but instead maintains a 5-7 minute Frequency.

How does it work?

Purple does not run on a time-point schedule, but rather maintains its frequency by staging at specific locations. While 3 buses provide frequent service between peak times, there are as many as 5 buses running during Class exchange times. This should provide a bus every 4-6 minutes, though there may be short periods of time where it takes 7 -9 minutes, especially immediately after a class period starts.

Useful Tips!

During Class exchanges we will be bringing in an empty bus to the North Quad at 12 minutes before the classes begin.  At these times our Purple and Gold routes can be very busy, especially along the "strip".  As hard as we try to keep them moving, it may be a while before another bus reaches the Quad/Elting/Charles street area.  Please give yourself plenty of time to get to class.

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 45 minutes after each hour from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Tuesday & Thursday 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 12:15, 1:45, and 3:15


Days Monday - Friday
Times 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Frequency Buses run every 5 to 8 Minutes
At peak times, buses may run faster.

Route Map

screenshot of Route 1 - Purple PDF map