Shuttles/Transportation

Overview

Princeton provides extensive TigerTransit shuttle service between main campus and various other locations, as outlined here.  For information about late-night on-demand shuttle service, see this page.

The University also provides NJ Transit subsidies for students commuting from nearby areas in New Jersey and NYC.

Students interested in receiving Princeton Transit Alerts via email may subscribe to the following email listserv.

History

The campus shuttle for graduate students started in 2003, as a trial program developed by the GSG and University Services (with only the Orange Tiger-tram line previously running along Elm Drive and a much older late-night shuttle.) At the time, due to increased demand for graduate student parking, graduate students living in University housing on the new Green-line shuttle route gave up on-campus parking during the day (during the academic year when parking is in the most demand and the shuttle was running), to make enough space for graduate student commuters. It has since grown into a full-time, year-round service, with ridership steadily increasing from its inception. Through Fall 2008, the P-Rides service provided the Green-line (serving graduate student housing to campus), the Blue-line (connecting lot 21 parking to campus), the Orange-line (connecting lot 7 parking garage, lot 21 parking, to central campus up Elm Drive), and the P-Rides Express late night on-demand van. These were managed by a contract with the GMTMA, with A-1 Limousine as the shuttle provider.Starting Spring 2009 (Jan 5, 2009), the new TigerTransit system has replaced this service, with new routes, new schedules, increased service, and a new shuttle provider: First Transit.