TapRide mobile transport app expands its services
Tulane’s TapRide service recently expanded its mobile transportation access to include a weekend Wolf Pack line that will transport students between Loyola’s Broadway and the main campuses between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
TapRide is a free, on-demand shuttle service that transports Loyola and Tulane students within a mile of the Uptown campuses and to a few downtown destinations.
Although administered by Tulane, Loyola students account for 20% of app usage.
Amy Boyle, director of residential life and student affairs at Loyola, said she was excited about how this service expansion will benefit Loyola students.
âIt’s a safe and free alternative to other public transport, personal vehicles, walking or cycling. Because of its shared component, you can also travel with friends or classmates, âBoyle said.
To use the service, students can call Tulane Shuttles & Transportation directly or download the TapRide mobile app.
The app, available for iOS and Android devices, allows students to log in using their Loyola credentials and call races at no cost to the user. Students can request a ride during service hours and will be given a driver and approximate wait time.
Brian Lowe, director of shuttles and transportation services for Tulane University, said students should organize shuttles in advance to avoid long wait times. especially when they have a tight schedule.
âDemand is high, so plan accordingly,â Lowe said.