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New NightRide Shuttle Service Reduces Wait Times, Improves Safety


The new shuttle service runs every 20 minutes along two routes in the Calhoun Street area.

Date: 3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Kelly Cantwell
Phone: (513) 556-8304
Other Contact: Michele Ralston
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-5663

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The NightRide van shuttle sign
NightRide recently began offering a shuttle service.

The University of Cincinnati Public Safety Department is excited to announce the new NightRide Shuttle service, now available with a Bearcat Card.

NightRide is an on-demand service that provides safe transportation for students, staff and faculty within one mile of UC’s main campus. The new shuttle runs on two routes and moves from one location to the next every 20 minutes.

 “Our goal with the new shuttle service is to increase safety and reduce risk,” said Assistant Police Chief Maris Herold. “If we provide safe, reliable and timely transportation in areas that students frequent then they don’t have to walk alone.”

The routes were chosen based on the most frequented drop-off and pick-up locations, as well as areas of potential safety concern.

“The new shuttle service allows students to receive faster service than the on-demand NightRide vans provide,” said Barbara Hayes, Community Safety Manager. “Instead of having to call NightRide and wait to get picked-up, riders can walk up to a designated shuttle stop and get a ride.”

She added, “It gives students a much quicker way to get from other areas to Calhoun Street.”

Map of shuttle route
The shuttles run on two routes, an East and a West route.

Hayes says that if more students begin using the shuttles, the wait times for NightRide’s on-demand service will also decrease.

Shuttle riders have given positive feedback about the service.

“The NightRide Shuttle was extremely convenient. It was nice to have an option other than waiting for a NightRide van or Uber,” said UC student Michelle Blauman.

The shuttles run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day.

West Shuttle Stops:
Calhoun at Scioto
Ohio at Lyon
Ohio at Warner
Warner St. at Moerlein
Warner at W. Clifton
Moerlein at Detzel
Moerlein at McMillan

East Shuttle Stops:
Calhoun at Corbett
McMillan at Victor
Ravine at Ada
Ravine at Warner
Warner at Stratford
Warner at W. Clifton
W. Clifton at McMillan

For more information, go to http://www.uc.edu/publicsafety/services/night-ride.html.