About Us

Drawing of the exterior design of Columbia University's all-electric shuttle fleet.

Our Mission

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.

Contact Us

Have questions regarding Transportation operations?

Contact for questions about shuttles, charters, and black car service. For general inquiries, call 212-854-3382 or email transportation@columbia.edu.

Alternately, you can contact us online by submitting our Contact form.

Please note: Car Service receipt requests should be emailed to CTR@goinluxury.com.

Want more information on commute options and sustainability?

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

Our Team

  • Neftali joined the Administrative Services team as Assistant Director in October 2018. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Columbia Mail, the Copier Program and Columbia Transportation. Neftali’s experience includes operations, customer service and strategic management, having served as the Director of Operations at a private school, Operations Manager at CLEAR (a biometric security company that expedites passengers through security at airports and stadiums) and leadership positions at various non-profit organizations.

  • 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.

    Since joining the University in 2004, Mike has led the organization with his significant operational experience and expertise. He spent nearly two decades in healthcare administration, first in a staff position at Mt. Sinai Hospital and rising to Corporate Director of Materials Management at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.

  • 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.

  • 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.