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!

15 minutes before each major class period, there will be an empty bus leaving the north Quad identified as "14 Purple". This bus is a purple route bus for one complete round, when it reaches the North Quad again it will change back into a "North 14" bus, continuing as far as Charles/Adams before returning to the City Center.

There will also be an empty "1 Purple" bus coming on route at or just before Lincoln/Washington/Grote. These Times are:

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