When you come to Utah State University, you may, of course, bring your own transportation. Logan is a very vehicle-friendly city, and Utah State has multiple parking lots around campus that you can use (for a fee). Most housing, both on and off campus, will also have ample parking. The nice thing about Cache Valley, however, is that you don’t have to have a car to get around. As a graduate student at USU, you have several options for free transportation around campus, Cache Valley, and beyond.
The Aggie Shuttle is a bus service to help you get around USU campus more efficiently. It has multiple strategically planned routes that stop at the most convenient spots around campus, and it regularly runs from 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM during the Fall and Spring semesters. The Aggie Shuttle allows you access to all of the university, including sites like the Water Lab and the Innovations campus.
The best thing about the Aggie Shuttle is that it’s free. Your student fees cover the upkeep and running costs of the buses. It's also easy to determine when a shuttle is coming. Aggie Shuttle features an online real-time bus tracker, which can be accessed via computer or mobile device. You can also find out when the next bus will stop by texting the number provided on all Aggie Shuttle stop signs. With the shuttle, you can make sure you get to where you need to be, have a bit of extra time to finish your readings or relax, and do it all without having to huff and puff up Old Main Hill every day.
Text the Bus
Map of day route
Map of evening route
Aggie Blue Bikes
If you’d rather bike to class, but don’t have your own, Aggie Blue Bikes provides free bicycle rentals to help you get around both campus and town. Aggie Blue Bikes rents a variety of bikes, from cruisers to mountain bikes, for either one day or for three months. They perform all the maintenance and tune up every bike between users. You don’t have to do anything, except BYOL (bring your own lock).
In addition to renting bikes, Aggie Blue Bikes also offers free bike maintenance workshops, tool boards that all students are welcome to use, and cycling education classes. Whether you want to rent a bike for a day, three months, or just pop in to give your own set of wheels a tune-up, Aggie Blue Bikes is there to help you.
Aggie Blue Bikes
Cache Valley Transit District
Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) is a transit system that serves the Cache Valley community. It has fare-free bus routes running throughout the valley, including commuter routes coming in and out of Logan, fixed routes that travel around Logan, and routes that run through Utah State University campus. All routes connect at the Intermodal Transit Center, which is located right in the commercial center of Logan. In many residential areas, bus stops are located within walking distance, but you can also drive or bike to a bus stop and park.
In addition to serving the Cache Valley area, CVTD operates the Salt Lake Express, a bus that runs from Logan to Salt Lake City approximately twelve times a day. The Salt Lake Express makes stops at the Salt Lake International Airport, downtown, and the Greyhound station, so if you’re traveling to present at conferences, or planning to visit family or friends on coveted break time, you’re covered on the transportation front.