Available Services

Jitney

Jitney Service
School year 2023/24

The College operates an on-demand Jitney service to bring students to and from scheduled medical, business, and personal appointments within the greater Waterville area. Rather than follow a set schedule or route, the Jitney is dispatched when users request a ride.

Request a Ride

To request a ride, members of the Colby community can download Colby Go! for free from the App Store and Google Play, or call Security at 207-859-5530.

  • Rides should be reserved 24 hours in advance to guarantee availability.
  • Rides may be requested less than 24 hours in advance, but cannot be guaranteed unless in an emergency.
  • Please note, especially during periods of increased requests, there may be a wait time as the dispatchers are accommodating multiple requests.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Stops

The Jitney service will focus on students that need transportation within Waterville to:

  • Maine General College Health at Thayer Center for Health (drop off)
  • Medical appointments
  • Hospital drop off/pick up
  • Dental appointments
  • Eye appointments
  • Counseling appointments
  • Physical therapy appointments
  • Pharmacies
  • Social Security Office
  • Bus station

Other transportation needs will be determined by the availability of the Jitney

Shuttle

Shuttle
School year 2023/24

Hours of Operation
  • Monday-Wednesday 6:00 a.m.-1:30 a.m.
  • Thursday-Friday 6:00 a.m.-2:30 a.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m.-2:30 a.m.
  • Sunday 8:00 a.m.-1:30am

Weekday Stops

  • Bill & Joan Alfond Commons
  • Pugh Center
  • Diamond Building
  • Davis Science Building
  • Maine General Hospital-Thayer Campus. (pick up only)

Evenings and Weekends

  • Bill & Joan Alfond Commons
  • Pugh Center
  • Restaurants
  • Flagship Theater
  • KMD Hannaford
  • NO Walmart

Note

  • The last Shuttle leaves Alfond Commons to go to the Pugh Center at 12:45 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 1:45 a.m. and 1:45 a.m on Thursday – Saturday
  • The last Shuttle leaves the Pugh Center for Alfond Commons at 1:00 a.m. Sunday – Wednesday and 2:00 a.m. Thursday -Saturday. 

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.

Hours of Operation

  • Thursday – Saturday 3:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Colby shuttle
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m 

Walmart shuttle
Not In Service

Jitney
Not In Service 

MON - WED

Colby shuttle
6:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Walmart shuttle
Not In Service

Jitney
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

THURS - FRI

Colby shuttle
6:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Walmart shuttle
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jitney
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Colby shuttle
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Walmart shuttle
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jitney
Not In Service

2023-2024 Break Shuttle Service

Colby offers shuttles so students can get to and from Portland to campus. Cost is $20 per ticket.

Shuttle registration links are below:

Spring Break Arrival

Registration ends March 22nd 2024 @ 12 pm noon

End of Year May– 

Registration end May 14th 2024 @ 12 pm noon

Commencement Day! –

Registration ends May 20th 2024 @ 12pm noon

Refunds can no longer be issued after tickets have been purchased. Please be sure you need a Ticket before you make your purchase.

Our shuttles are reserved for Colby students only, and we kindly ask you to have your Student IDs ready when boarding.

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 $18, $38 to South Station, or $43 to Logan Airport.

COLBY COLLEGE BUS CALENDAR CONCORD COACH LINES 2023 – 2024

Greyhound Bus
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

The Brothers Black Car Service

The Brothers Black Car Service  a local business run by Don LeClair, is often used by Colby faculty, staff, and students to secure smaller modes of transportation to local or regional airports.

Limo Services in Maine
Limo Services in Maine provides another option for area transportation needs to transportation hubs or other destinations. Used often by Colby students.

Country Coach Bus Services LLC
Colby often contracts airport shuttles and buses for local programming with Country Coach Bus Services LLC. They may be able to assist smaller, self-organized groups 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 Augusta Transportation Center.

Train

Amtrak Downeaster
The Downeaster train operates four daily round-trip routes between Brunswick, Maine, and Boston. 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, students might consider working with friends and fellow Colby students to carpool. There are a number of platforms available to connect with other students for rides, such as class year Facebook pages. Additionally, students may use the Ride Board found on Colby Now.

  • Login to your my.colby.edu portal.
  • On the far right side, select “ColbyNow Daily Announcements.”
  • Select the “Submit +” tab and then select “Ride Board.”
  • Complete the necessary details within then form.
  • Once submitted, the ride board post will be shared via the daily ColbyNow distribution.

Enterprise CarShare Program

The Enterprise CarShare program is a membership based program that allows Colby students, faculty and staff who have a valid driver’s license to rent a car for a short period of time.

More information can be found below.

Contact Transportation

Shuttles and Jitney Service:
207-859-5530

Other transportation needs:
CONTACT CAMPUS LIFE OFFICE