Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security

App at Loyola to bring campus transit up to speed

Andrew Hudson   ||   Feb 03, 2016  ||   

Loyola University Chicago will launched an app for students, faculty and staff that is designed to improve the campus' existing transit experience. The app -- slated for launch this spring -- will accompany Loyola's 8-RIDE program and will enable students to call for a ride to any destination within the university's outlined boundaries.

According to a report from thew Loyola Phoenix, the university will have four to six vans in service every day, with the 8-RIDE program serving anywhere from 75 to 100 riders per night during the peak hours of 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. The 8-RIDE service will be provided by local transit company, MV Transportation, and will run seven days a week from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. with extended hours on Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m.

To develop the app, campus transportation has been collecting data on how students use the 8-RIDE service. The app is expected to be available after Loyola's spring break.

The mobile app will require a one-time login with a student ID and will also include a shuttle bus tracker. 8-RIDE users will be able to request a ride, view the location of vehicles in service and monitor the time it will take for the ride to arrive.

8-RIDE has been in place since 2002, and in the early years the program was operated by Loyola. For the last decade, however, Loyola has outsourced the 8-RIDE program, and the results have been far more effective. The 8-RIDE service is available for current Loyola students, faculty and staff only. In order to use the service, a valid Loyola ID must be presented to the driver.

MV Transportation, meanwhile, is the second transit provider to contract with Loyola for the 8-RIDE program. MV Transportation has instituted a more efficient process for 8-RIDE services, including the collection more accurate ridership information and data to better hone services accordingly.

|| TAGS:
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter


Jan 26, 23 / ,

Baylor adds Starship robot delivery

Baylor University has added robot delivery from Starship Technologies to its dining services offerings with the help of Grubhub. The initiative will see Baylor deploy a fleet of 20 delivery robots on the Waco, TX campus.
Jan 26, 23 /

NACCU Annual Conference registration now open

The National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) has opened registration for its Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held April 16-19 in Austin, Texas and will feature a packed schedule of informative events and sessions with both campus card professionals and corporate vendors.

Grubhub, partner for reusable takeout container initiative

Grubhub has partnered with reusable packaging management platform,, announced to provide an integrated takeout container management service on college campuses. The partnership will bring's ReusePass program to universities across the United States, starting first with Ohio State University and Colorado State University.
CIDN logo reversed
The only publication dedicated to the use of campus cards, mobile credentials, identity and security technology in the education market. CampusIDNews – formerly CR80News – has served more than 6,500 subscribers for more than two decades.

Join us, @NACCUorg, and @TouchNet to explore how campus card programs can successfully navigate the sales and procurement process. Join the webinar on June 6, 2 pm EDT.

Webinar: Learn how the University of Arizona uses campus cards, mobile ordering, kiosks, lockers, and robots to revolutionize campus dining. April 7, 2-2:30 EDT. Register Now at

As supply chain issues in 2021 persist, identity solutions provider @ColorID discusses ways campuses can to overcome potentially troublesome delays until the situation eases.

A dining services push at the @UBuffalo is reinforcing the utility of self-service checkout. @CBORD is improving the food service experience using the GET app, as well as Nextep kiosks and Oracle’s Micros Simphony POS.

Did you miss our recent webinar? No worries - watch it on-demand. Leaders from @NAU and the @UAlberta joined Ryan Audus, Touchnet, and Andrew Hudson, @CR80News, to discuss innovative mobile services and the future of mobile tech in higher ed. Watch now:

Load More...
CampusIDNews is published by AVISIAN Publishing
315 E. Georgia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301[email protected]
Use our contact form to submit tips, corrections, or questions to our team.
©2023 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.