mask signBeginning August 9, Blazer Express reduced passenger limits to twenty passengers per bus. The shift comes in response to increasing COVID-19 positive cases.

Blazer Express still has the following safety measures in place:

  • Masks will continue to be required on buses.
  • Hand sanitizer will continue to be available on all buses.
  • COVID-19 sanitization protocols will continue.

TRANS July 4th holidayIn observance of Independence Day, there will be no Blazer Express bus, Highlands Shuttle, or Motorist Assistance Roadside Service (MARS) on Monday, July 5. The nighttime Safety Escort van service will operate as normal on both Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5. Medical center employees with permits in the Express parking lots should follow the normal holiday parking plan and use the 6th Avenue Parking Deck.

200311 Graphics StudentPermitslow2 02Parking permits for the 2021-22 academic year will be available for purchase through the UAB Transportation website beginning 8 a.m. July 1. You can find a full list of permit options, as well as pricing, on the Student Parking page.

UAB Transportation will continue to offer zone parking options. Please visit the interactive student parking map to note changes to various parking zones. Housing students will be able to purchase Zone A or Zone 7 dependent upon residence hall assignment, while Zone B through Zone G will be available to students not residing on campus. 

Beginning June 1, Blazer Express will be increasing passenger limits up to seated capacity. The shift comes as the university continues its transition of employees back to campus.

“Our new seating limits allow for more efficient service for our passengers,” said André Davis, director of UAB Transportation. “We want our riders to be safe, so we have maintained increased measures related to masks and cleaning protocols.”