The Remote system is comprised of three parking lots on the west end of campus. The purpose of the remote lots is to serve buildings east of 15th Street South. The lots can be utilized by patrons west of 15th Street South, but regular parking rates apply. UAB contracts with First Transit to provide a shuttle from the lots to areas along 6th Avenue South and University Boulevard. The remote system is open Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., including certain UAB Holidays. The bus schedule is included under the Bus Schedule link to the left.
For more information on Hospital employees in Remote, click the Hospital employee link to the left. For information on the bus route click on the 'Blazer Express' Link on top of the page.
How It Works
The system is designed to run multiple buses throughout the day to accommodate the waiting times in the schedule. At peak, the Blazer Express bus runs four buses on the route. With so many vehicles and a downtown environment, things can sometimes go wrong. If traffic becomes an issue, the buses are redirected to 6th Avenue South and will continue to run in this direction until the traffic issue is resolved. If you experience any issues with the system, please call First Transit at 205-934-3514 or use the form to the left.
When The University Is Closed
When Blazer Express is not running, free parking is available in the 6th Avenue parking deck. For university closings when blazer express is operating, employees are to use the remote system.
UAB Holidays with Remote Service Open:
Day after New Year's Day (If the 2nd falls on a business day)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January)
Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
Day after Thanksgiving (4th Friday in November)
Day after Christmas (If the 26th falls on a business day)
UAB Holidays with Remote Service Closed: