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App makes it easier for students, staff to get a 'SafeRide' on campus

By Leslie King | Emory Report | Aug. 22, 2015

Emory is enhancing its SafeRide service with a new on-demand feature.

The SafeRide service was developed to escort students and staff to campus destinations after the shuttle service day ended.

Transportation and Parking Services (TPS), in partnership with TransLoc, launched TransLoc OnDemand for the overnight SafeRide shuttle service.

The enhancement allows the rider to reserve a ride from the safety of their residence hall room, office, library, etc. and will provide real time vehicle tracking and an alert notification once the bus is three to five minutes away from picking up the rider.

“This enhancement is delivered exclusively through TransLoc’s Rider app and was developed based upon feedback about the SafeRide service from the Emory students, faculty and staff,” says Adele Clements, senior director, Emory TPS.

SafeRide users will still be able to contact the TPS dispatch by phone in order to get  shuttle service and walking escorts. TPS stresses that when traveling on campus after dark, you should always do so in groups of two or more people. If you need to walk alone and want an escort, you should call for a SafeRide escort.

SafeRide operates daily 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  To request a SafeRide, use the OnDemand feature in TransLoc’s Rider app, or call 404-727-7555.

For more information, see SafeRide.