University

Transit app to make Chicago campus travel more efficient

Posted on February 8, 2016

Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago

CHICAGO — An app that aims to improve the experience of Loyola students on campus transportation is expected to launch this spring, Loyola Phoenix reported.

8-Ride is a campus van service provided by MV Transportation in which students can call for a ride to a destination within the outlined boundaries. The service runs seven days a week from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. with extended hours on Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m, according to the report.

RELATED: New app integrates all available L.A. transportation options

With four to six vans in service every day, the 8-Ride program sees anywhere from 75 to 100 riders a night with the peak hours being 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m, according to Nick Memisovski, campus transportation manager. To develop the app, Memisovski said campus transportation has been collecting data on how students use the 8-Ride service, according to Loyola Phoenix reported.

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Texas A&M Transportation Institute, partners explore bus system optimization

Project will attempt to optimize traffic flows for bus ridership and utilize data analytics to improve navigation at Texas A&M University.

PVTA considering eliminating some 'Five College' bus runs

Routes being considered for elimination include linking Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith; and an express run between Smith and UMass. Together they account for some 85,000 riders each year.

Texas city launching new bus system GoGeo

GoGeo will have two stops near the Southwestern University campus in Georgetown, which will help students, faculty, and staff that don’t have cars or prefer the convenience and benefits of utilizing public transportation. 

Study finds compatibility key to ridesharing success

The University of Waterloo research used social media analytics, algorithms, and computer simulation to match would-be carpoolers with people driving to work.

Clemson U. Parking and Transportation wins 'Spare the Air' award

Under the Commuter Choice initiative, Clemson has promoted the Tiger Transit system and introduced a CarShare program and preferred parking for low-emission and electric vehicles, as well as the new BikeShare program.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close