Frequently Asked Questions

Ram Rush Bus Transit

The buses are public transportation vehicles owned and managed by the Albany Transit Service. As with other public conveyances, the bus driver is responsible for ensuring safety of all passengers on the bus. Should a student conduct himself or herself in an unacceptable manner he or she may be asked to disembark from the bus at any point. The rules for behavior on Ram Rush are the same as those for passengers on other city buses. Any student riding Ram Rush is also governed by the ASU Student Code of Conduct and will be disciplined accordingly should he or she be asked to disembark from the bus for any reason.
If there are issues with your card validating, please contact the ASU Auxiliary Services, Transportation Office at 229-500-2883 during standard university operational hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If there are issues with bus services, please contact the ATS Central Dispatch at 229-446-2700.
If a personal item is left on the bus, please contact ATS at 229-446-2700 to inquire about lost and found items.
Ram Rush is the bus transportation partnership between the Albany Transit Service (ATS) and Albany State University (ASU).
ASU has entered into a contract with the City of Albany and the Albany Transit Service to operate and manage a bus transportation program between the East and West campuses. The buses will operate on a set schedule.
The schedule will be located on the Auxiliary Services-Ram Rush webpage. It is also available on the ATS app Route Shout 2.0, which can be downloaded to an Apple or Android device at no charge.
Students, faculty or staff members who pay the annual transportation fee are validated to ride all the Albany Transit System buses.
In order to ride the bus at no charge, the student, faculty, or staff member must have a valid RAM ID card that, when swiped at the bus fare box, validates the qualified rider. Students, faculty or staff may not ride RAM Rush without presenting a valid ASU RAM ID upon embarking the bus. If you do not present your RAM ID card and wish to ride the bus, you must pay the bus fare. 
The route will include two buses. One bus will start and end the day on the East Campus and one bus will start and end the day on the West Campus.
A bus will begin each morning on the East Campus and another on the West Campus. Each bus will run the route between the campuses approximately every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 a.m. through 9:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. The bus schedule for each semester will be posted on the Auxiliary Services-Ram Rush webpage, in the Route Shout 2.0 app, as well as, on the ATS web site.

There are three bus stops on each campus.
On the East Campus the stops are located at:

  1. Dennis Road Drive by the Student Center near Residence Halls 3 and 4.
  2. Joseph Holley Circle in front of Residence Halls 5 and 6.
  3. Joseph Holley Circle in front of HPER.

On the West Campus stops are located at:

  1. Herbert Haley Road near the corner of Campus Road near Village South Residence Hall.
  2. Cavalier Drive at the corner of West Access Road in front of the Physical Education Building.
  3. East Access Drive to the east of the Allied Health/Community Services/Theatre Building, Building J.
Each bus is equipped with Wi-Fi access and charging stations. Each bus is ADA accessible and includes additional accessibility for the hearing and visually impaired.
The Route Shout 2.0 app may be downloaded to Apple and Android devices at no charge. The app will pinpoint bus locations in real time. A bus schedule will also be available. To access the bus schedule on the Route Shout 2.0 app, choose Albany Transit Agency then select Ram Rush route.
No, the bus is operating on a strict time schedule to ensure that students arrive on the respective campuses in a timely manner. Please be courteous and respect the time of others by being at the bus stops on time.
The transportation fee allows any student to ride the general Albany Transit Service Bus System. You may ride any ATS bus to any serviced location in Albany by swiping your RAM ID card at the fare box on the bus.
No, the capacity of each bus seated and standing is 50. When the bus reaches capacity, by law, they are not permitted to allow additional riders to embark the bus. You must wait for the next available bus to arrive. Peak periods for reaching bus capacity are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Plan  to arrive early and anticipate delays. 

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