TigerTransit is getting an upgrade. Transportation and Parking Services is in the progress of introducing a more sustainable fleet of buses to campus in 2022. This upgrade will support the University’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and improving local air quality.
In the meantime, the TigerTransit buses that have operated on campus since 2009 have reached their end-of-life. Until the new buses arrive, please “pardon our transit-ion” as TigerTransit operates an interim fleet of vehicles. Though the buses will look a little different during this period, all vehicles will be safe, ADA accessible, and easily recognizable as part of the TigerTransit network with University branding or signage.
This is great news! But what should I know for TigerTransit service this semester?
> No change to routes or schedules from the Fall. We are operating the same routes, frequencies, and hours that we introduced back in September 2020. There are four weekday routes, the weekend shopper, and late-night on-demand service from 9pm-1am every night. You can find more information, including maps and timetables, at transportation.princeton.edu/tigertransit.
> Download the new TripShot app for real-time info and on-demand requests. Starting February 1, TigerTransit will be using a new app – TripShot. You must have this app to access on-demand service, TransLoc will no longer host TigerTransit info. To download, simply search TripShot in the app store for your Android or iOS device. While a login is required for on-demand services, no password is required to track bus locations using our public instance. To get started, simply open TripShot > select public system > “TigerTransit.”
> We are taking additional measures to keep TigerTransit safe. TPS has introduced more frequent cleaning/disinfecting, rear-door boarding, mandatory masks on-board for passengers and drivers, signage reminders of safe behavior, weekly COVID testing for drivers, and continued monitoring of peak trips for crowding. If you are able to walk or bike around campus, please do. These modes allow for better social distancing, and the campus has modified Lawrence Drive and College Road to allow for safer bicycle and pedestrian access.
Thank you again for your patience as TigerTransit progresses towards a more sustainable operation. To learn more about the University’s transit planning process and other transportation and mobility improvements around campus, check out the recommendations from the Campus Mobility Framework Project