Tram Information and Hours

The Tram Service is an on-campus shuttle service that moves students, faculty, staff and visitors to various stops on the campus.

Please note, this page is useful for the maps of our routes on campus however due to Covid-19 we are measuring demand and responding to it as promptly as possible. These routes are subject to change until we have a full understanding of the campus community's needs moving forward. For more information please call our office between 8am-4pm at 619-260-8899, after 4:00pm please call 619-260-7777. 


The trams run in a circular loop throughout the entire campus as well as short loops (see Blue Route, Red Route, or Yellow Route on the map) to accommodate heavier traffic from Manchester Village and the West Parking Structure. The Tram Service also provides morning and evening service to Old Town Trolley Station. The Tram Service operates full time during the fall and spring semesters and on a limited basis during intersession and summer. The Tram Service is not a bus service and as such do not have an exact time schedule, however, trams are at stops approximately every 15 minutes.

The Tram Service can also be reserved for special events (when trams are available); a request must be received fourteen (14) working days prior to the date of the event. The fee to use a tram is $80.00 per hour with a two hour minimum. If you have any questions please call extension 8899.

This summer tram services installed bicycle racks on all of our trams to better serve the campus community.

Live Map of USD Trams

Please see to view a live map of each route displaying the vehicle's location.

Tram Service Regular Semester Hours

Effective October 5, 2020

Where Days Times Frequency
On Campus Monday - Friday

7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Every 15 minutes

Morning Shuttle from Old Town Transit to USD Monday - Friday

6:45 a.m.

1 trip

Afternoon Shuttle from USD to Old Town Transit Center Monday - Friday 3:30 p.m. 1 trip

The stops for the On-Campus Old Town Transit Center Tram Service are located at Olin Hall, the Law Circle, and at the West Parking Structure.

Tram Services Employee Feature - Robert Hester