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VandyRide FAQ

What is VandyRide?

VandyRide, formerly VandyVans, is the university’s nighttime student shuttle service administered by Vanderbilt University Public Safety.

What are the new shuttle routes?

VandyRide now features two routes. The Gold Route is an express route from the Peabody campus to main campus. The Black route circulates campus clockwise.

Where are the shuttle stops located?

The Gold Route (express route) stops include Hank Ingram, Village at Vanderbilt, Blair, Highland Quad and Sarratt/Rand. The Black Route (circulator route) stops include Hank Ingram, Village at Vanderbilt, Blair, Highland Quad, Blakemore House, 25th Avenue Garage, Sarratt/Rand, E. Bronson Ingram and Central Library. Shuttle routes and stops are available here.

Why were the shuttle stops consolidated?

Shuttle stops with low onboarding and alightings (de-boardings) were consolidated to help streamline the service and improve headways. The current shuttle stops will be monitored this year, and adaptations will be made if needed.

Are there any amenities at the shuttle stops?

All VandyRide shuttle stops are marked with signage. The university is planning to install shuttle shelter stops at several VandyRide locations to enhance the user experience. These shelters will have a similar design to the shelter in place between Hank Ingram House and Murray House.

I heard that there is an app I can download that shows the shuttle routes and real-time arrival information. What is the app and where can I download it?

To access VandyRide, students can download the VandySafe app through the Apple or Google Play stores. Once users are inside the app, they can select “route” in the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner and select all routes to see the routes on the map.

What are the hours of operation for the shuttle service?

VandyRide currently operates a limited service from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.

I am a faculty or staff member. Can  I use VandyRide?

VandyRide is intended as a safe means of travelling across campus at nighttime primarily for students, especially undergraduates who may not have personal vehicles. However, anyone from the campus community is able to use VandyRide.

Why was the name changed from VandyVans to VandyRide?

VandyRide was formerly called VandyVans, and when it first started, vans were used to transport students. Currently, shuttles are used and the removal of the word “vans” from the name of the service is intended to more accurately describe the service.