Shuttle Info

The Mercer University Shuttle System is a university service expected to provide safe and reliable transportation to and from downtown Macon. Its purpose is to enhance the relationship between Mercer and the downtown Macon community.

Expectations of Shuttle Riders

  • Please remember to be respectful of shuttle drivers and MTA employees at all times. They reserve the right to refuse use of the shuttle service to anyone at any point for any reason.
  • No food or beverages may be carried onto the shuttle at any time.
  • Use the shuttle service with caution if you have a tendency to experience motion sickness.
  • No alcohol is permitted.
  • Remain seated or hold on to provided hand railings when the shuttle is in motion.
  • Students are responsible for cleaning up any messes they make or trash they carry.
  • The shuttle stops at only designated and predetermined stops downtown. Do not ask the driver to make unscheduled stops.
  • Students may be requested to provide identification to the driver prior to boarding the trolley.
  • Students are expected to operate under Mercer's guidelines for a community of respect (see the Lair) and are subject to conduct violations for inappropriate behavior.

If you have any questions or concerns about the shuttle service, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at Mercer University at (478) 301-2685 between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Hours of Operation

For this year, the MTA shuttle will not stop at Connell Student Center because of construction. Instead, the new stop will be at the MTA shuttle stop at the intersection between Coleman Avenue and Adams Street.

The MTA bus will run the Mercer University route according to the following schedule:

 

Hours

Route

Pick-up from
Coleman and Adams

Last Pick-up 
from Downtown

Drop-off at
Coleman and Adams

Wednesday**

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

** At 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 pm, the shuttle/bus leaves the Macon campus and transports students to Zebulon Drive.

CHANGES TO THE NORMAL ROUTE will be sent via Bear Blurbs.

You may also find out where the shuttle is by using our Trolley Tracker, which also provides convenient apps for iOS and Android Devices so you can figure out where the Shuttle is while you're on the move.
 

Students who are downtown and would like to ride the trolley back to the Macon Campus on the last run of the route need to arrive at the shuttle stop before the 2:30am route. The last pickup from downtown is at 2:30 am. NO EXCEPTIONS AND NO RETURNS!

NOTE: For safety, the shuttle is limited to no more than 70 passengers at any one time. If you anticipate riding the shuttle during peak periods of use, it is important that you have a back-up plan (taxi, friend, designated driver, etc) of transportation in case there are more than 70 individuals waiting for the last route to run.