Advertise

85,000 riders per week. 

Shuttle-UM advertising is a cost-effective way to share your message with thousands of passengers every day. Our buses cover local neighborhoods such as Greenbelt and Hyattsville and extend as far as Silver Spring. 

Garage advertisements and transit guides are other high-visibility advertising options. 

Passengers boarding the 105 bus

Advertising options

for non-campus groups

The following advertising options are available for businesses and organizations that are not affiliated with the University of Maryland, College Park:

  • Interior bus advertisements, including interior bus buyout option
  • Printed/downloadable bus schedules

  • Fall and spring semester transit guides 
  • Garage interiors

View prices and more descriptions on our rate card for non-campus groups

for on-campus affiliates

The following advertising options are available for on-campus affiliates: 

  • Interior bus advertisements, including interior bus buyout option
  • Printed/downloadable bus schedules

  • On-campus bus stops
  • On-campus bus shelters 
  • Fall and spring semester transit guides 
  • Garage interiors
  • Garage exteriors

View prices and more descriptions on our rate card for campus groups. 

FRee interior bus advertising for Student groups

On-campus student groups get FREE interior ad post on 20 buses. Free printing is not provided but available for a small fee.

apply to advertise

1. Complete the advertising application for advertisement approval at least two weeks prior to your desired post date. The Department of Transportation services reserves the right to refuse advertising request. Please review all guidelines listed at the bottom of the advertising application. 

2. Once your advertisement application is approved, you will receive an agreement document listing all services and cost.

  • Non-campus groups - Sign the agreement and return to finalize your reservation.
  • Campus groups  - Provide KFS account on either agreement or by email to finalize your reservation.

3. After you've completed your reservation, please provide us with your advertisement print files or deliver your printed ads to the DOTS office.

  • If DOTS is printing your ads, high-resolution digital files (PDF or EPS) must be sent a week before your scheduled posting date to dotsmarketing@umd.edu 
  • If you are printing your ads, we must receive your ads the Thursday before your scheduled posting date at: 

DOTS Marketing Office
8056 Regents Drive Bldg. 202
College Park, MD 20742

How to Pay for Your Advertising

Advertising payments will be charged/requested after ads have been posted.

  • Non-campus groups - A bill will be sent through university bursar's office. Do not send a check to the Department of Transportation Services.
  • Campus groups - The KFS account provided in the agreement email will be charged.
  • Student Groups - Charges accrued through printing or other additional advertising options other than the free ad posting will require a KFS account. 

For additional questions please email dotsmarketing@umd.edu.

Interior Bus posting dates

FALL 2018

  • December 15

SPRING 2019

  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 16
  • March 30
  • April 13
  • May 4
  • May 18