|Using a University Shuttle? Bring Your ID Badge!|
|Thursday, January 24 2013|
This fall, University Parking and Transportation Services began the roll-out of 19 new buses, updating the fleet that serves University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff. The upgrade, now completely in place, introduces a number of important safety and efficiency features, including ID card-readers and security cameras.
Perhaps the most obvious change, student and employee riders now must have their UR ID
card ready to swipe upon boarding all
If you forget your ID card, the driver will need to log your information manually. The card swipe adds an important measure of safety,
ensuring that only our own staff and students use our shuttles; it also gathers
location and time data needed to help leaders monitor route ridership and ultimately
serve you better.
Also with your safety in mind, the new fleet is equipped with drive-cams, a popular feature on buses today that allows University Parking and Transportation Services to capture video on both rider and driver activity.
Real-time Bus Tracking Through UR’s Mobile App
Real-time bus location and arrival tracking will be available for all routes through TransLoc, a service that allows riders to view the buses as they travel on routes on and off campus. The buses, equipped with GPS technology, can be tracked from a smartphone through the University's mobile app (downloadable free at http://www.rochester.edu/urmobile/). The UR Mobile app also allows Parking and Transportation to post notices of route changes and delays.
For more information on any of these new features, please contact University Parking and Transportation Services at (585) 275-5953.
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