TigerTransit

COVID 19 UPDATES: In accordance with NJ Governor Executive Orders for transit services and Princeton’s COVID-19 campus policies: All passengers will be required to wear a face covering unless approved for a medical accommodation (see EHS face covering policy) and maintain social distancing as much as possible. Frequent hand washing is highly recommended. All boarding and exiting are from the rear of the bus. TigerTransit ridership is being monitored during peak trips for crowding, and drivers will enforce 50% capacity limits. Extra buses will be added, if required, to accommodate high-demand routes like the Weekend Shopper. TigerTransit buses undergo more frequent cleaning/disinfecting. TigerTransit drivers are enrolled in the University's weekly COVID testing program.

 


Princeton University’s TigerTransit shuttle system operates on a fixed route schedule, providing safe, convenient and reliable transportation throughout the Princeton campus and surrounding community. There are TigerTransit stops located at most major academic and administrative buildings, commuter parking lots, and housing facilities. The system is free and open to the public, except for late-night on-demand service and service from Princeton Junction, when passengers must present a valid University ID to board.

Shuttle operations will be limited or suspended during University holidays and, rarely, during severe weather events. Check the TPS homepage for announcements regarding any major disruption to scheduled service.

TigerTransit routes and timetables are subject to change throughout the year. Check the TPS homepage and Twitter feed for news about changes.

SUMMER 2021 SEMESTER SERVICE (EFFECTIVE May 17, 2021)

 

TigerTransit Network for Fall 2020, updated on August 26, 2020

SEE BELOW FOR ROUTE DETAILS

Real-Time Arrival & Email Alerts

**NEW** real-time bus app | Download TripShot (simply search TripShot in the app store) to your Android or iOS device for real-time bus arrival info on the go. You can also plan your trip by tracking the real-time arrival of your bus with TripShot right from your desktop or tablet.

While a mobile login is required for night-time 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”.

Subscribe to TigerTransit Email Alerts and be the first to know about service changes or disruptions.

Late Night On-Demand Service (Not in Service)

On-Demand Bus Service | Service to Resume in Fall 2021 | **NEW** real-time bus app: Request through the TripShot App (preferred) or call 609-874-0699 | On-Demand Bus Service is available seven days per week during the academic year, excluding holidays. Provides service to all campus academic and residential buildings. Riders can now request On-demand service right from the TripShot app (Android or iOS) during On-demand hours. Please note for on-demand service requests, users must create a free account.

To book a ride, open up the TripShot app during on-demand service hours:

Begin Your Request
  • From the Home screen select Trip Planner.
  • Input your start and end location in the Trip Planner.
  • Tap On Demand to see the available options.
  • Review the pick-up and drop off times.

 

     Confirm Your Trip
  • Click on Request to confirm your trip.
  • You can now:
    • View real-time location and accurate ETAs of the vehicle.
    • View driver and vehicle details.
    • Cancel the trip if needed.
  • Visit My Trips to see your on-demand rides.

 

TigerTransit Fleet

Please “pardon our transit--ion” as TigerTransit operates an interim fleet of vehicles until Fall 2022.

All interim fleet vehicles will be safe, ADA accessible, and easily recognizable as part of the TigerTransit network with University branding or signage. 

• Passenger Capacity: varied
• Wheelchair Capacity: 2
• Accessibility Features: Flip-out ramp; Low floor kneeling
• Bicycle Rack: Front load rack, holds up to 2 bikes
• Tracking: Web-based GPS real-time tracking (TripShot)

Tiger Transit Service Design Guidelines
  • The purpose of TigerTransit is primarily to connect University buildings and facilities to one another, to parking and to public transit, at the times when students, faculty, and staff must travel among them.
  • Most routes will be expected to attract 20 boardings per service hour. This is because they are designed to:
    • Offer high frequencies where large numbers of people need to travel over distances too far to walk.
    • Provide for direct, non-circuitous travel among major destinations.
    • Serve two-way demand and overlapping markets with the same route when possible
  • Some routes will be needed even if they do not attract 20 boardings per service hour, in order to:
    • Connect students to classes that are not easily reachable by walking or bicycling.
    • Serve those who have difficulty walking or riding fixed-route transit.
    • Support student life by providing access to shopping and services.
  • Services that meet these guidelines may require people to walk up to 10 minutes from a University building to reach a TigerTransit stop.
  • For University buildings which are costly to reach with transit or where very few people can be expected to ride, the University will find other more cost-effective ways to help people commute and move around throughout the day.