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Columbia Transportation provides travel options and information that allows the Columbia community to make safe, efficient, and timely travels to, from, and between Columbia's campuses.

Transportation Operations

Contact for questions about shuttles, charters, and black car service. For general inquiries, call 212.854.3382 or email transportation@columbia.edu

Commute Options

Columbia extends its transportation efforts to provide University members with commuter resources and benefits to incentivize a more sustainable commute and also offer an improved quality of life. 

For questions about resources and alternatives toward a more sustainable commute, email environment@columbia.edu

Transportation Operations

Khalid Dhobhany
Khalid Dhobhany
Manager
212-854-2081

Khalid Dhobhany oversees Columbia Transportation operations, including campus shuttles, black car service, and charter services. He is reposible for operational logistics including coordination, transportation, contracted personnel & equipment, performance, and evaluation, all while ensuring standards are met and monitored.

A member of the team since 1998, Khalid previously served as a manager with Central Parking System. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Tech University.


Mike Pagan
Mike Pagan
Executive Director, Administrative Services
212.854.2457

Miguel Pagan is the Executive Director of Administrative Services, charged with the leadership of Columbia Mail, Columbia Print and Columbia Transportation. Mike provides strategic and operational oversight to these departments, with a focus on customer service, operational efficiency, and sustainable solutions.

Having joined the University in 2004, Mike brings significant operational focus and expertise to the organization. He spent nearly two decades in healthcare administration, debuting in a staff position at Mt. Sinai Hospital and rising to Corporate Director of Materials Management at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.


David Ramos
David Ramos
Assistant Manager
212-854-9686

David Ramos is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the shuttles system, including regular monitoring of the shuttles along their routes. David performs routine spot checks to verify and ensure quality service. He also manages rider customer service, responding to individual concerns and questions sent via email or phone.

David joined Columbia in 2006 after serving as an Operating Room Tech Coordinator at St. Luke’s Hospital.


Jose Rosa
Jose Rosa
Director of Operations, Administrative Services
212-854-3011

José Rosa is the Director of Operations for Administrative Services. Jose ensures the efficient functioning of services within Columbia Mail and Columbia Transportation, extending to and connecting the Morningside, Manhattanville, Medical Center and Lamont campuses.

Previously, José served as the Director of Operations for Columbia Housing, overseeing customer service, facilities management, and sustainability programs. He joined the Columbia community in October 2004, having held leadership positions at NYU Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. José received his Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Policy and Planning from New York University and a Master’s of Science degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.


Commute Options

Daniel Allalemdjian
Daniel Allalemdjian
Director, Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
212-854-5571

Daniel Allalemdjian is the Director of Transportation Demand Management at Columbia University. His role is to develop and implement transportation and commuter initiatives that shift Columbia University members to choose sustainable travel modes that are more efficient, convenient, and affordable—all with the aim of reducing traffic congestion and environmental impact. Whether it’s making way for bicycle infrastructure, developing improved shuttle routes, coordinating rideshare arrangements, or advising on transit routes, Dan is continually looking to improve transportation services and options at Columbia University.

Before joining Columbia University, Dan worked with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation developing and implementing commuter initiatives at worksites across Massachusetts. He worked with a range of organizations that have received awards for their achievements.