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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.

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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.

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