Loyola adds mobile tracker for shuttles

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By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

Mobile tracking will now be available for students riding campus shuttle buses at Loyola University Chicago, the university announced Friday.

Loyola’s new transportation vendor, MV Transportation, will add mobile tracking for shuttles transporting students between the school’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park and downtown Water Tower Campus.

The mobile tracking will be similar to tracking available for Chicago Transit Authority riders. Students can use the tracker on their mobile devices and computers to determine shuttle arrival times, Loyola said.

MV Transportation also promises newer buses with more comfortable seating, and more interior space, the university said.

There also is a new location for the shuttle stop at Lake Shore Campus, the university said.  The shuttle stop is now located on the south end of the West Quad, across from Flanner Hall. During inclement weather, riders can use the waiting area in the Main Parking Structure, near the entrance to the Welcome Center, Loyola said.

Here is the announcement from the university:

Loyola Community,

This fall, our new transportation vendor, MV Transportation, will begin operation of our intercampus shuttle service. The intercampus shuttle will operate newer buses with more comfortable seating, more interior space, ADA accessibility, and tracking capabilities. MV Transportation will also operate the 8-RIDE service.

Starting Monday, August 25, shuttle riders can track the location and estimated arrival times on their mobile device by going to LUCbus.com. We recommend that riders bookmark the site for quick, easy access. This service replaces the arrival clocks previously located at the Lake Shore Campus shuttle stop and Corboy Law Center lobby. Using a computer, riders can also register for travel alerts at otp.timepointsoftware.com. Registration instructions can be found on the Campus Transportation website.

Also, please be advised that the Lake Shore Campus shuttle stop has been reconfigured due to the creation of the West Quad. The shuttle stop is located on the south end of the West Quad, across from Flanner Hall. During inclement weather, riders can use the waiting area in the Main Parking Structure, near the entrance to the Welcome Center.

If you have any questions, please contact Campus Transportation at 773.508.7036.

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