Please note that during the first week of the semester, Wildcat Wheels will assess ridership in order to effectively place our busses where riders need them most. We appreciate your patience during this time and ask that you plan your commute accordingly.  

For the most up-to-date bus schedules visit via JWU LINK, as we update in real-time. 

-Here are answers to some FAQs:

  • We do not provide service to/from the airport, bus or train stations.
  • Our main bus stop locations are Gaebe Commons, Harborside (Wildcat Center) and Harbor View. 
  • If you purchase a RIPTA - UPASS your JWU Student ID will be the card you use to swipe upon entrance of the RIPTA vehicle. Remember JWU buses are free to ride for JWU students, the RIPTA - UPASS is if you wish to commute in the local area.  
  • If you have a specific question, email us at

Bus Schedules


Campus-2-Campus Transport

Park in the Harborside Campus commuter lot, and ride Wildcat Wheels or RIPTA Downcity.

Medical Transport

Contact Health Services if you need medical attention. 

In an emergency, at night or on the weekend, call Campus Safety & Security at 401-598-1103.


Local Transportation


Explore Greyhound and Peter Pan bus options.


JWU students can reserve a Zipcar by the hour or day.


  • Airport Taxi (401-737-2868) provides affordable fares from the airport to downtown Providence.
  • Corporate Taxi, 401-231-2228
  • East Side Taxi, 401-521-4200
  • Yellow Cab, 401-941-1122

More Options

If you are planning any of the following, call the appropriate department:


For field trips, events or athletic transportation, contact Student Involvement and Leadership.

Residence Hall Changes

Speak with your current RD to arrange transportation for an approved residence hall change. You MUST be fully packed and prepared for when the bus arrives.