Lamont-Doherty Shuttle Park & Ride (Rockland County)

Columbia faculty and staff can park at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory campus in Palisades, NY for a nominal fee and ride the free Lamont-Doherty Shuttle to and from campus. 

Parking at Lamont: All parking spaces for non-Lamont employees are currently filled. Please register below to join the waiting list.

A limited number of parking spaces at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are allocated for full-time Columbia faculty and staff who work at the Morningside or Manhattanville campuses. A parking fee of $100 per month will be deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis. You may cancel at any time by contacting the Environmental Stewardship office at environment@columbia.edu.

As this commute option was developed as part of Columbia’s Sustainability Plan, priority is given to those who have a driving commute and are unable to use transit. Due to the limited number of available parking spaces, eligibility is currently limited to Columbia faculty and staff who work at the Morningside or Manhattanville campuses. Unfortunately, all students, as well as faculty and staff at the Medical Center and Columbia affiliate institutions, are not eligible at this time. We appreciate your understanding as we look to create more sustainable commute options to and from our campuses.

Don’t need parking, and can get the Lamont another way?

Please note: You don’t have to purchase parking to take the Lamont Shuttle. You can carpool, get dropped off, bike, or walk to take the shuttle, which is free to all University affiliates. If you plan on being dropped off at the shuttle stop within the Lamont campus, please email your request to be added to the Shuttle Drop Off List held at the gatehouse detailing: your UNI, CU affiliation, the vehicle's make, model, license plate info, who will be dropping you off, and how long you anticipate to have this commute arrangement to visitor@ldeo.columbia.edu.

If you wish to be dropped off by your ride at Lamont’s front gate and walk into campus to catch the shuttle, no prior notification is needed. For safety reasons, the Lamont shuttle will not stop at the gate to pick up or drop off passengers.

Enhanced Lamont Shuttle: New 7:45 a.m. departure and Manhattanville stop

The Lamont Shuttle is a coach-style bus equipped with WiFi that connects the University’s Lamont and Morningside campuses and is free to all University affiliates. As of August 28, 2017, a shuttle will depart Lamont at 7:45 a.m. – scheduled to arrive at Morningside campus by 9:00 a.m. All Lamont shuttles will now also stop at the Manhattanville campus.

This new commute option was developed based on feedback we received from Columbia affiliates and the goals outlined in Columbia’s Sustainability Plan. We hope this new service provides members of the Columbia community a more sustainable, stress-free, affordable commuter option.

Interested in riding the shuttle and/or parking at Lamont?

Register for parking. We will contact you when we reach your name on the waitlist.

Thank you for helping us create a more Sustainable Columbia.

Lamont Shuttle Schedule & Map of Stops

The following is the updated and enhanced Lamont Shuttle Map & Schedule, which took effect on August 28. Visit the current Lamont Shuttle Schedule to view schedule and bus stop locations and pick-up times.

Questions? Contact Columbia’s Environmental Stewardship office at environment@columbia.edu.