Your Fall 2022 Columbia Transportation Resources

August 31, 2022

Dear Columbia affiliates,  

As we embark on a new academic year, make sure to take advantage of Columbia Transportation’s commute and travel resources that are available to you.  

Shuttle Service

Columbia operates a variety of shuttle buses to help commuters avoid a drive-alone commute and to facilitate travel between campuses with ease. Shuttles are free to Columbia University ID card holders – just tap your CUID on the card reader as you enter the bus.

Academic Year schedules are now available for the Intercampus, Lamont, GWB/Fort Lee, and Manhattanville Loop shuttles. The Fall 2022 schedules will take effect Tuesday, September 6.

Evening Service in Partnership with Public Safety 

The Evening Shuttle service, powered by Via, is a safe, convenient and free alternative to walking alone at night. This free service, run in partnership with Public Safety, provided 162,000 rides last academic year. Operated by Columbia-dedicated Via drivers, it runs each evening until 3 a.m. within a coverage area surrounding the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses. Register for a code before requesting your first ride on the Via mobile app. The majority of rides have a wait time of 15 minutes or less but be aware that during peak periods there may be greater demand. Learn more.  

Additional Resources

Visit the Transportation website for more information and to learn about other resources available to you, like public transit, carpooling, biking, and ways you can contribute to a more Sustainable Columbia. 

In addition to other rider guidelines, please remember to wear a face covering while aboard any Columbia vehicle. 

Have a safe and successful year. 

Mike Pagan
Assistant Vice President, Columbia Transportation