Robertson Express: Rider Access Restored

Robertson Express

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is pleased to announce the restoration of access to the Robertson Express for all members of the Duke & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus communities. Beginning Tuesday November 2, 2021 riders will be able to utilize the Robertson Express, regardless of their affiliation with the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. 

“We are thrilled that all members of the Duke & UNC communities will once again be able to access the Robertson Express. The vision of our benefactor was to support creative collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, and the Robertson Express is one way that we can continue to foster that spirit of innovation and collaboration,” said Andrew Lakis, Executive Director of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. “Additionally, we would like to thank the members of our community for their patience and grace as we worked in tandem with UNC & Duke to evaluate and monitor the current public health crisis related to COVID-19. It is in consultation with our partners that we believe we can safely restore access to the Robertson Express at this time.”

Riders will be required to wear masks at all times while on the Robertson Express, and will not be able to eat or drink while on the bus. At this time, no fare will be charged for those who wish to utilize the Robertson Express. 

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The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in young leaders who strive to make transformational contributions to society. The scholarship provides eight semesters of full tuition, room and board, and most mandatory fees for Scholars at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Scholars enroll in classes at both Duke and UNC, and have access to campus resources, generous funding for up to three summer experiences, cohort-based leadership development programming, and two semesters of study abroad. For more information on the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program visit