The following information was sent as an e-mail to all students on May 7th, 2021:
Dear Campus Community,
Anteater Express is planning the Fall 2021 transportation strategy to best serve our students within the public health conditions. At this time, for those using Anteater Express for on-campus transportation, all self-pay and off-campus routes will remain suspended/offline for the Fall 2021 Quarter. These suspended routes include the W Line (West Irvine route), D Line (District-Diamond Jamboree route), and S Line (Irvine Spectrum route). The decision to resume these routes for future quarters will be made during the Fall 2021 Quarter. We plan on offering modified on-campus routes during Fall Quarter, and more information will be provided during the summer.
All Anteater Express lines during the Fall 2021 Quarter will focus specifically on on-campus and east-campus housing routes. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are a limited number of drivers with specialized training. As such, Anteater Express will have a reduced operational team this coming academic year, which requires us to focus on the on-campus transportation needs for students.
We recognize this will be an inconvenience for some of you as UCI moves toward re-opening the campus in the fall. As an alternative for off-campus transportation, we recommend utilizing Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus routes and the University Pass available through Transportation and Distribution Services. The University Pass provides similar service at an affordable price to various off-campus locations. OCTA has additional information on routes and schedules on their website. More information about the University Pass can be found on the UCI Transportation and Distribution Services website.
Please visit our website at www.shuttle.uci.edu for information and service updates, as well as our COVID-19 informational page at www.shuttle.uci.edu/covid-19. Service and other pertinent updates are also posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to resuming off-campus routing in future quarters and serving you again!
Anteater Express Staff