MAX: Morrisville Area Xpress

Please note that services listed below may have changed temporarily, based on health and safety recommendations regarding COVID-19. Students should monitor their email for the most current information and services available.

Founded by Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation in 2011, Morrisville Area Xpress (MAX) is a campus shuttle service specifically designed to support the commuting needs of SUNY Morrisville students, faculty and staff. MAX is comprised of a variety of services including, but not limited to, daily, after hours, and weekend shuttles, Shop ’N Ride trips, the Rides for Residents program, and transportation for academic field trips and to nursing clinicals. All MAX Shuttle services are funded by SUNY Morrisville’s transportation fee and are available to students at no additional charge.

For those wishing to travel off campus, CoachUSA bus tickets to New York City can be purchased at the Campus Store.

Daily Campus Shuttles

MAX Campus Shuttles connect students to dorms, classrooms, barns, and downtown locations like the Copper Turret and Dollar General both during the week and on the weekend. Additionally, MAX provides transportation for field trips, nursing clinicals, and campus events.

Service runs throughout the fall and spring semesters with the exception of the college breaks and holidays. 

MAX also provides a limited shuttle service to Hancock International Airport in Syracuse and to train stations in Syracuse and Utica during select times throughout the year. Students should check their email for dates and signup deadlines.

View Shuttle Schedule

Shop 'N Ride

MAX Shop ‘N Ride Shuttles provide students with scheduled trips throughout the academic year to area retailers, malls and shopping centers, and local recreation and entertainment outlets. Weekly trips to neighboring Oneida, Utica, Dewitt and Syracuse are available on select days and evenings throughout the week. Shuttles depart campus from the STUAC bus stop at 6:00 p.m. and return to campus at 10:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • Shopping in Oneida: Walmart, Glenwood Plaza, Oneida MoviePlex
  • Shopping in Utica: Walmart, Sangertown Square Mall, Orchard 14 Marquee Cinemas
  • Shopping in Dewitt and Syracuse: Wegmans, Asian Food Market, African & Caribbean Central Market *This shuttle departs campus from the STUAC bus stop at 1:00 p.m and returns to campus at approximately 5:00 p.m..

MAX Shop ‘N Ride also schedules trips to Destiny USA in Syracuse during the academic year. Preference will be given to those who have not recently attended a weekend shopping trip. Open seats due to rider absence will be offered to any student waiting at the STUAC bus top 15 minutes prior to departure on the day of the shopping trip; there is no waiting list.

There are no shopping trips during scheduled breaks and holidays.


Students can sign up online.

Sign Up

Rides for Residents

MAX Rides for Residents provides free transportation to scheduled non-emergency appointments with a health care provider or other professional during the academic year. Transports are authorized and coordinated by the Student Health Center, the Office of Disability Services, SUNY Morrisville Athletic Trainers or University Police. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance for scheduling.

For Those Visiting Campus

For those visiting campus for an Admissions-related event (Open House, Accepted Student Day, tours, etc.) arriving by CoachUSA and utilizing local accommodations, a free shuttle to campus is available by giving a two (2) business day notice to the Transportation Office by calling 315.684.6097. Please note, we are unable to take reservations over the weekend. Please provide your name, pick-up location and time. You can depart directly from the Morrisville Campus from the CoachUSA pick up location in front of the Student Activities Building. Access the bus schedule.

Lost and Found

To report your lost item, please call 315.684.6097 and tell us the bus route and when you rode the bus. We also need a thorough description of your lost property. All lost items are normally handed into the transportation office when the bus returns at the end of the day. If you have lost something valuable that you urgently need, such as a wallet, purse, or keys please call us right away and we will contact the driver and make it possible for you to meet that bus at one of the route stops.

At the end of the day, found items will be taken to the University Police.

MAX Rules

  • No smoking is allowed on the bus.
  • Beverages must have screw-on lids. No drinks with straws allowed.
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn on the bus.
  • Safety concerns are at the discretion of the driver.
  • Profanity (swearing or cursing) is not allowed.
  • No weapons of any kind allowed.
  • No boisterous or unruly behavior allowed.
  • No littering in or on buses, or at bus stops is allowed.

The above rules are enforced. Violation of rules may result in driver not permitting passenger to board the bus.