News & Announcements

Updates to rider eligibility and route enhancements have recently been made.

As the summer comes to a close, we’re writing to share the revised Academic Year schedule, which goes into effect Tuesday, September 8. The 96th Street stop location has been added to better meet the needs of our riders across the shuttle network. All departure times have been adjusted accordingly. Please remember the safety measures in place due to COVID-19 and always wear a face covering while aboard the bus.

In a message from the Interim Provost to Columbia affiliates on August 18, it was announced that Columbia will provide commuter shuttles for faculty and staff working on site to facilitate movement back and forth to campus for the Fall term. Details on the service are still being decided, and more information will be posted here in the coming weeks.

Beginning on Monday, July 27, soft stops will be added to the Intercampus Shuttle schedule at 145th Street on both the north- and south-bound buses.

Beginning Monday, July 13, the Intercampus Shuttle's Red Line will be extended until 12:30 a.m. on weekdays. Weekend service will also be added, following the Green Line’s schedule. 

Citi Bike is expanding its network and is expected to reach 184th Street this summer. The expansion will provide more sustainable and healthy travel alternatives for those living uptown. 

Please be aware of the following shuttle bus schedule changes taking effect over the next few days.

The Intercampus Shuttle will not operate on Friday, June 19 due to the University holiday*. It will resume Summer service on Monday, June 22. 

Information for Employees Who Are Returning to Campus

Columbia Transportation and Public Safety have partnered with Via to transition Evening Shuttle service to an on-demand app-based system. The new service is available beginning Monday, June 15, and will replace the Public Safety Evening Shuttle buses. Riders will now be able to request a ride using their smartphone, within defined operating hours and location boundaries, as a safe, convenient and free transportation option at night.

Beginning today, an additional shuttle bus will be added to the summer Intercampus route to increase frequency of service.

Results from Columbia’s most recent Commute and Travel Survey show that between May 2018 and February 2020 fewer Columbia affiliates chose a drive-alone commute and more walked to campus.

Starting June 3, the passenger limit on our vehicles will be 50% of posted capacity, including standees. On the Intercampus, Lamont and Ft. Lee shuttles this will be a maximum or 34 riders. These measures have been implemented to facilitate physical distancing during COVID-19.

Columbia Transportation is working with our shuttle provider, Academy Bus; our black car service provider, Luxury; and our Evening Shuttle partner, Via, to update cleaning and safety protocols in light of COVID-19.