CASSI is an electric, driverless shuttle that seats up to eight passengers and an attendant. It is free for anyone to ride.

The shuttle runs on the Greek Village Line complementing regular weekday Niner Transit service. CASSI stops at six places on campus and can be tracked in real-time on the Passio GO! app.

CASSI is a limited-time, six-month pilot project launched in partnership with the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and Beep. The pilot will run from July 12 to Dec. 22, 2023.

How to Ride

The shuttle operates on a continuous, six-stop route from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no cost to ride. You do not need to show your 49er ID to board the shuttle. 

Wait for the shuttle near one of the CASSI A-frame stop signs.

Stops include:

  • Student Union West
  • Student Union Deck
  • Light Rail East
  • Greek Village 1
  • Greek Village 8
  • Science Building

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While the shuttle uses cutting-edge technology to operate without a driver and does not feature a traditional steering wheel or manual brakes, a trained attendant will be present at all times to take control of the vehicle if needed to ensure the safety of the passengers. The attendant can also assist passengers using wheelchairs or mobility devices, answer questions, and provide information about the CASSI program.
The shuttle operates with numerous sensors continuously scanning its surroundings for obstacles. A trained attendant is on board to intervene should the vehicle need to be manually stopped or steered. The vehicle stops at all pedestrian crossings and intersections and does not exceed 12 miles per hour when in motion.
The shuttle can seat eight people and the attendant.
Passengers age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Yes. The shuttle is equipped with a wheelchair ramp, and there are ramps at the shuttle stops where needed to ensure riders using mobility devices can easily board and exit the shuttle.
Safety is always the top priority. Maximum speeds are limited by factors such as current technology and roadway configurations. As technology improves, speed will as well.
Only approved service animals are permitted on the shuttle.