Ohio State is committed to providing transportation in a way that protects health and safety.

Transportation on Ohio State’s campuses is multimodal and includes personal vehicles, bicycles and public options, such as buses, shuttles, scooters and ridesharing. Recommendations and services are fluid and will continue to be updated to accommodate decisions regarding overall health and wellness considerations.

Details about Campus Area Bus Service

Consistent with federal local regulations, face masks are no longer required on public transit as of April 19, 2022. CABS is currently operating with full seated and standing bus capacity. Riders should continue to enter from the front and exit from the rear door. Hand sanitizer continue to be available on the buses.

We encourage students, faculty and staff to review CABS service routes and timesParatransit services remain available.

Riders can track CABS buses in real-time via the Ohio State app.

CABS is helping protect the safety of passengers through operational changes, including: 

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all buses and high-touch surfaces daily, including handrails and poles 
  • Providing hand sanitizer inside the buses at the front and rear doors
  • Requiring all riders enter via the front door and exit via the back door 

Other modes of travel and parking

Visit Transportation and Traffic Management for more on CABS, paratransit, charter bus services, Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State program, shared scooters and bikes, bike racks, parking, shared university vehicles and the university fueling station.

Parking information can be found at

Accountability measures

Accountability measures are in place for those who choose not to abide by required health and safety guidelines. These accountability measures may range from additional training and informal coaching to formal disciplinary action based on existing structures for students, faculty and staff.

Please reference this website for the most up-to-date guidelines. The university’s COVID-19 Transition Task Force’s Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup will continue monitoring changing conditions and consult with local and state health authorities. Recommendations and requirements will be refined as needed.