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New 8-RIDE Mobile and Safety Workshop

March 22, 2016

Dear Students,

Earlier this semester, I wrote to update you about various safety initiatives being worked on for our campus community. We continue to make progress on these programs, including this week’s launch of 8-RIDE Mobile. See below for more detail, along with other safety and transportation updates.

8-RIDE Mobile is now available
We are pleased to announce the launch of 8-RIDE Mobile. Using this new portal from your web-enabled devices gives you easy access to register and schedule your own 8-RIDE reservations, check on estimated arrival times, and track vehicle locations. A small group of users has been piloting the technology for the last few weeks, and their experience has been very positive. The new reservations portal can be accessed by clicking here. For additional information and detailed instructions, click here.

Please know that the 8-RIDE reservations line (773.508.7433) is still available and can now also be used to answer questions about the registration process and collect feedback.

I’d like to thank the Campus Transportation team and members of the Student Government of Loyola Chicago for working to offer this streamlined approach to accessing transportation around campus.

Easter Break transportation schedule
In light of the upcoming Easter holiday, the following schedule changes will take effect this week:

  • Thursday, March 24: shuttle service ends at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 25–Sunday, March 27: no shuttle service
  • Monday, March 28: shuttle service resumes at 2 p.m.

During this time, 8-RIDE service will run with normal operating hours and a reduced number of vans. Full service will resume on Monday, March 28. For those who are outside the 8-RIDE boundaries, please consider using a cab or rideshare service when possible, and especially late at night.

Safe and Sound: Living Off-Campus Safely
On Thursday, March 31, Off-Campus Student Life and members of the Chicago Police Department will host a safety workshop at 11:30 a.m. on the Lake Shore Campus. You are invited to attend and learn about alley safety, burglary prevention, situational awareness, as well as other topics. The workshop is open to all Loyola students, and details can be found here.

I hope many of you will be able to attend. In the meantime, I hope you have a restful holiday weekend with friends and family.


Jane Neufeld
Vice President for Student Development