Available Services

Jitney

Jitney service

The Colby Jitney is a free shuttle service available to students. It takes students from Colby to Waterville locations that the Colby Shuttle does not provide service to, on a first-come, first serve basis. The Jitney service employs student drivers and a student program supervisor. During operating hours it can be found outside the Pugh Center waiting to pick up students if not out in town picking up and dropping off at countless places. Call the Security Office at 207-859-5530 to see if the Jitney is running.

The Jitney picks up at the Pugh Center and takes students anywhere in Waterville except downtown and other locations the Colby Shuttle provides services to.

COVID-19 Safety – For the safety of everyone, all passengers must wear a face covering. No passengers in the front passenger’s seat.

Monday – Sunday 2:00P – 11:00P
Dependent on driver availability. Call Security 207-859-5530 to determine if the Jitney is in service.

Shuttle

Downtown Shuttle

Stops

  • Lockwood
  • Alfond Commons
  • Diamond
  • Davis Science Building
  • Pugh Center

Evenings and Weekends

  • Lockwood
  • Alfond Commons 
  • Pugh Center

Walmart Shuttle

The Walmart Shuttle operates three evenings a week and takes students to local shopping plazas where Walmart, grocery stores, restaurants and entertainment are located.

Pick up is at the Pugh Center

SUNDAY

Downtown shuttle
8:00 AM – 1:15 AM

Walmart shuttle
Not In Service

Jitney
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

MON - WED

Downtown shuttle
6:30 AM – 1:15 AM

Walmart shuttle
Not In Service

Jitney
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

THURS - FRI

Downtown shuttle
6:30 AM – 2:15 AM

Walmart shuttle
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Jitney
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

SATURDAY

Downtown shuttle
8:00 AM – 2:15 AM

Walmart shuttle
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Jitney
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Colby is offering shuttles from the Portland Jetport for Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Cost is $10 per ticket.

Concord Coach Lines is offering shuttles from either Boston or Portland to campus. More information can be found on their website.

Additional Transportation Resources

Buses

Both bus options go to Portland and riders then transfer/ride on to get to Boston. Often students will take a bus to Portland Transportation Center in order to connect them to a bus that will get them to Logan Airport.

Concord Coach
The Concord Coach buses pick up from the Augusta Transportation Center at scheduled times and can take students to the Portland Transportation Center, Boston Logan Airport, or Boston South Station. The average cost for a trip to Portland is $16, $36 to South Station, or $41 to Logan Airport.

Greyhound Bus
The Greyhound Bus is similar to Concord Coach, however, it picks students up from the J & S Oil station on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville and can take students to Portland for $22-27, or Boston for between $30-40

Car service/charters

Northeast Limo Service
The Northeast Limo Service run by Ron LeClair is often used by Colby faculty, staff, and students to secure smaller modes of transportation to local or regional airports. Individuals may reach out to Ron directly at 207-680-6430 or [email protected].

Country Coach Bus Services LLC
Colby often contracts airport shuttles and buses for local programming with Country Coach Bus Services LLC. Country Coach may be able to assist smaller groups that organize themselves with regional transportation. The best way to contact Country Coach is via phone at 207-563-5466.

Taxi services

Waterville has a number of taxi operators that can assist students with travel to the Greyhound bus stop or the August Transportation Center.

Train

Amtrak Downeaster
The Downeaster train operates four daily round trip routes between Brunswick, ME and Boston, MA. Riders can board the train in Brunswick or at the Portland Transportation Center. Individuals wishing to utilize train service would first need to secure transportation from Colby to Brunswick or Portland.

Rental cars

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Colby has a long-standing relationship with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Individuals that meet the rental requirements have the option of renting a car to get to larger transportation centers or airports.

Ride sharing

If other options do not work, the Office of Campus Life encourages students to think about working with friends, hallmates, and peers to carpool. There are a number of platforms available for use to connect with other students for rides such as class year Facebook pages and Instagram pages as well as GroupMe.

Contact the Office of Campus Life with questions
207-859-4280 or [email protected].

About the Jitney service

The Colby Jitney is a free shuttle service available to students. It takes students from Colby to Waterville locations that the Colby Shuttle does not provide service to, on a first-come, first serve basis. The Jitney service employs student drivers and a student program supervisor. During operating hours it can be found outside the Pugh Center waiting to pick up students if not out in town picking up and dropping off at countless places. The Jitney drivers, student supervisors, and Security Department all work together to provide a quality customer experience to the Colby Community. Call the Security Office at 207-859-5530 to see if the Jitney is running.

The Jitney picks up at the Pugh Center and takes students anywhere in Waterville except downtown and other locations the Colby Shuttle provides services to.

COVID-19 Jitney Changes

  • All passengers must wear a face covering.
  • No passengers in the front passenger’s seat.
  • Only one passenger allowed at a time.
Jitney

Contact Transportation

Shuttles and Jitney Service:
207-859-5530

Other transportation needs:
CONTACT CAMPUS LIFE OFFICE