• About Us

    About Us:

    The Blazer Express Transit System provides transportation across the UAB campus and medical district . Students, employees, and authorized visitors can enjoy fare-free bus transportation along six designated routes. A valid UAB ID badge or visitor pass is required upon boarding.

    All buses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To report issues, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 205-934-3514.

    Bus Features

    • Our energy efficient fleet cuts carbon emissions through the use of quiet-ride, clean diesel and propane buses.

    • ADA accessiblIty features, such as automatic ramps and kneeling buses that lower, make it easier to enter and exit for passengers with mobility issues.

    • Audio-video surveillance is installed for enhanced security, with large LCD displays and enhanced GPS tracking.

    For real-time bus information, download the DoubleMap bus tracking app:

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    Charter Trips

    Blazer Express buses maybe chartered by student organizations, departments, alumni, and community affiliates to for transportation throughout Alabama and the Birmingham area.

    All bus charter requests must be submitted no later than 48 hours in advance from the scheduled event. A cost estimate will be provided upon confirmation of your reservation.

    Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 205-934-3514 to reserve transportation.

  • Routes

    Notice : Blazer Express Silver and Blue routes are currently running, however, all other routes have been suspended until further notice. Temporarily, a TKC route has been added to provide direct service between Express Lot 4 and the The Kirklin Clinic. The TKC route runs Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enhanced cleaning procedures have been instituted to protect the safety of all riders and drivers. Updated 7/22/2020


    Blazer Express provides transportation around campus 24 hours per day. Fixed-route bus service operates between 5:20 a.m. and midnight, Monday through Friday. See routes below for specific hours. During official university holidays, the transit system runs on a reduced schedule. Check announcements and UAB Transportation social media channels for updates.

    Safety Escort can be requested from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for late-night, on-demand van service.

    The UAB Highlands Shuttle van service travels between the main entrance of UAB Hospital-Highlands and the ramp at and Spain Wallace Towers (on 19th St South) starting at 6:50 a.m. and ending at 5:20 p.m.

    View route map

    STOPS:

    Blue Route (M–F, 5:20 a.m.–9:00 p.m.)

    • Express Lot 2 (Zone D)
    • Zone D (5th Ave S)
    • Cooper Green Hospital
    • Spain Rehab
    • Kaul/Dentistry
    • Lister Hill Library/Eye Care
    • Hill Student Center

    Green Route - North

    NOT CURRENTLY IN SERVICE (4/20/2020). Normal operating hours are (M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.)

    • 4th Avenue Deck
    • Proton Therapy/Publix
    • Hillman Building
    • Kaul/Dentistry
    • Lister Hill Library/Eye Care
    • Hill Student Center
    • Campbell Hall/Bartow Arena
    • Spain Rehab

    Green Route - South

    NOT CURRENTLY IN SERVICE (4/20/2020). Normal operating hours are (M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.)

    • Business and Engineering
    • Alys Stephens Center
    • Chemistry Building
    • Webb Building
    • School of Health Professions
    • Campus Recreation Center
    • Rast Hall

    Gold Route

    NOT CURRENTLY IN SERVICE (4/20/2020). Normal operating hours are (M–F, 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)

    • 4th Avenue Deck
    • Proton Therapy/Publix
    • Hillman Building
    • Kaul/Dentistry
    • Testing Center
    • Five Points
    • Medical Towers
    • West Pavilion

    Silver Route (M–F, 5:20 a.m.–12:00 a.m.)

    • Express Lot 4 Parking (2 Stops)
    • Spain Rehab
    • Hillman Building
    • West Pavilion
    • Women & Infants Center

    Purple Route

    NOT CURRENTLY IN SERVICE (4/20/2020). Normal operating hours are (M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.)

    • Express Lot 1 (Zone C)
    • 12th Street Parking Deck
    • Sterne Library

  • Bus Tracker

    Notice : Blazer Express Silver and Blue routes are currently running, however, all other routes have been suspended until further notice. Temporarily, a TKC route has been added to provide direct service between Express Lot 4 and the The Kirklin Clinic. The TKC route runs Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enhanced cleaning procedures have been instituted to protect the safety of all riders and drivers. Updated 7/22/2020


  • Blazer Express Issue

    Please fill out the form to report a bus/driver issue or compliment. You may also contact UAB Transportation Directly. 

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  • Frequently Asked Questions:


    I left a personal item on the bus. How can I get it back?


    Call us at 205-934-3514 and we will try to retrieve it for you. We will need your name, phone number, item description, and the bus route you were riding. You will need to present a photo ID when you retrieve your item should we be able to locate it.

    Who can ride the bus?


    UAB students, employees, and authorized visitors can ride the Blazer Express by showing their valid UAB ID or visitor pass.

    Is there a cost to ride the bus?


    No. Blazer Express is a fare-free transit system for UAB students, employees, and authorized visitors.

    How many bus routes are there?


    There are six bus routes. The routes are marked by color code -- Blue, Green North, Green South, Gold, Silver, and Purple.

    Where are the bus stops located?


    There are 30+ bus stop locations strategically placed throughout the campus. Most buildings on campus are less than a five-minute walk from a bus stop. View route map.

    Are the buses wheelchair accessible?


    Yes. All Blazer Express buses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards.

    Will the buses operate during official UAB holidays?


    Visit uab.edu/transportation or follow us @UABTransport at Facebook and Twitter for updates on schedules.

    Where is the bus depot terminal?


    The Blazer Express bus depot is located in Zone C at 608 8th Street South. The depot is the small stand-alone building with the green awning near the 7th Avenue South entrance.

    What must I have to board a bus?


    Passengers must present a valid UAB ID badge or authorization card. Passengers with a valid UAB ID are allowed to bring guests on the bus.

    How do I contact the UAB Blazer Express Safety Escort Service?


    Call 205-934-8772 or visit the UAB Safety Escort Page.

    What are the operational hours of the Blazer Express transit system?


    More information may be found on the Routes tab.

    How can I view the bus routes in real-time on my computer?


    View a bus map using your browser.

    How can I get the smartphone app so I can view the buses in real time on my phone?


    Download the DoubleMap app for Android or iPhone and select “University of Alabama at Birmingham” from the list of systems.

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