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Attention Metro-North Riders

Columbia Transportation and Environmental Stewardship want to hear how shuttle service can be improved for Metro-North commuters. Sign up to take part in conversations or email metronorth@columbia.edu for more information.  

Service Advisory 3/5/2015

Due to inclement weather, the Lamont campus will close at 3:00 p.m. today.

  • The last shuttle from Morningside will leave at 1:00 p.m. for the Lamont campus.
  • The last shuttle will depart from Lamont at 3:00 p.m. to the Morningside campus.

All other shuttle service is currently running, but may experience some delays.

Service Advisory 2/2/15

All shuttles are running today 2/2/15, but may experience delays based on weather conditions.

Service Advisory 1/27/15

Service is suspended across all shuttle routes today 1/27/15. 

Please continue to check back for additional updates regarding Transportation services.

Check the University homepage for information about campus operations.

Temporary Metro-North Stop on Intercampus Shuttle

Please note change to the Metro-North stop on the Intercampus Shuttle

Due to traffic caused by construction, a temporary stop has been added at the southeast corner of 125th Street and Fifth Avenue during PM hours only.

This stop will allow riders to debus in order to catch departing Metro-North trains during heavy traffic days. Please note that the scheduled stop on Madison Avenue and all existing departure times remain in effect. 

Service Advisory: GWB/Fort Lee Shuttle Holiday Service
in order to accommodate Service Corp personnel who work in Parker Plaza, the Columbia Ft. Lee/168th Street Academy Shuttle service will operate on two of the Columbia University Holidays: 
Friday, December 26th, 2014 and Friday, January 2nd , 2015.  
*Note: Shuttle service will prioritize Parker Plaza employee ridership.   
To accommodate personnel in Parker Plaza, the GWB/Fort Lee Shuttle will operate on two Columbia University Holidays:
  • Friday, December 26th, 2014 
  • Friday, January 2nd , 2015.
*Note: Shuttle service will prioritize Parker Plaza employee ridership.
Service Advisory: Evening Shuttle

A temporary, unmarked shuttle (15-passenger van) is in use for Evening Shuttle service due to repairs that are currently being made to the regular vehicle. Riders requiring ADA assistance should anticipate slight delays in service through December 5. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Designated Smoking Areas in Effect

Effective July 1, 2014 smoking is restricted to 14 locations on the Morningside campus. View a map of designated smoking areas.

All designated places are at least 20 feet from building entrances, but still provide smoking areas near highly trafficked campus locations, with shelter when possible, or along commonly used travel routes.

Smoking urns are located in each area, making it easy to identify the appropriate location and to ensure that cigarettes are disposed of in the proper waste receptacle.

All members of the Columbia community, as well as visitors, are expected to voluntarily comply with the smoking policy.

For information regarding New York State’s smoking cessation program, call 1-866-NY-QUITS.

Studebaker Stop Relocation

As of May 7, 2012, the main entrance to the Studebaker building is located on the north side of the building on West 132nd Street for a period of approximately 14 months due to the closure of West 131st Street.  The Northbound stop is one block north to the northeast corner of West 132nd and Broadway. There will be no impact on scheduled times.

Morningside Heights Evening Shuttle Bus Service

This shuttle service, which replaces point-to-point vehicular escorts, operates seven days a week from 6:00pm every evening until 4:00am the following morning and utilizes two shuttle buses traveling on different routes, in thirty minute loops across the Morningside and Manhattanville areas.

The Evening Shuttle service is now serving Fairway Marketusing stop #6 on their red route

ID and Pass System for the GWB/Ft. Lee Shuttle

In an effort to ensure that seats are available for the intended riders of the Fort Lee-GWB Shuttle, an ID and Pass validation process is in place. Ridership is limited to University employees with the following forms of identification:

1. CU Transit Sticker affixed to valid Columbia University ID. CU Transit Stickers are available to University employees and students:

  • who work at the Parker Plaza building in Fort Lee. Eligible employees who work at Parker Plaza should contact the Columbia Transportation office at 212-854-3382 or transportation@columbia.edu to pick up a sticker.

2. Single-Use Shuttle Pass: University employees attending training sessions or other University business at Parker Plaza are entitled to a round-trip shuttle pass. Temporary passes are available by contacting the Columbia Transportation office at 212-854-3382 or transportation@columbia.edu. If you have an urgent request, you may also call 212-342-0582 during the following hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

TransLoc Transit Visualization

Get real-time shuttle location and arrival information from any computer or smart phone using TransLoc. Track the Columbia buses in real-time at columbia.transloc.com or download the free TransLoc Transit Visualization app to access information while on the go, including real-time location of all buses and announcements of potential service disruptions.

Rider Count System

Effective April 9, 2012: All Intercampus Shuttle buses will be outfitted with a SmartTrack: Passenger Intelligence Rider Count System. This system will allow the Transportation department to capture accurate ridership data for the shuttle in real-time, which will help improve service and ensure that access to the shuttle bus is limited to only the intended ridership.