About Us

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

Our Mission

Columbia Transportation provides travel options and information so the Columbia community can make safe, efficient, and timely trips to, from, and between Columbia's campuses.

Transportation works with Columbia University Public Safety and other campus partners to respond to ongoing growth, striving to meet the transportation needs of the Columbia community.

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 [email protected].

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

Please note: Car Service receipt requests should be emailed to [email protected].

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 [email protected]

Our Team

  • Miguel Pagan is the Assistant Vice President 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.

  • Jimmy Lai is the Manager of Operations for Administrative Services, Manhattanville. Jimmy acts as a liaison between the Manhattanville campus and Mail and Transportation operations. This is a critical position managing the logistics of services for our growing campus community there, ensuring schools and departments have a single point of contact and access to the support needed.  

    Jimmy is a well-respected member of the Columbia community, having served within Public Safety since 2018 in an administrative and planning leadership role.

  • Greg Rivas is the Executive Director of Administrative Services, responsible for strategic direction, planning and execution across Columbia Mail and Transportation. In this role, he oversees the technology systems utilized by Administrative Services, acts as the financial steward for department operations, and serves as the senior relationship manager with service contractors. He also works closely with the departments and schools who utilize our services, ensuring operations are customer-focused and seeking new opportunities to evolve the portfolio.  

    Greg's previous role was at NYU, where he served as the Director of Transportation Services since 2014. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Fordham, as well as two Masters degrees in Transportation Planning and Urban Planning from NYU. 

  • 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.