Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security
Cinci NightRide 1

Cincinnati pilots mobile app for students in need of a lift

Andrew Hudson   ||   Nov 05, 2014  ||   

Late night transportation is a vital service for students at universities nationwide. The same holds true in Cincinnati, where The University of Cincinnati App Lab has developed a mobile app that places NightRide services into the hands of students.

The new system is expected to boost usage of the NightRide system by giving students the ability to request a ride directly from their smartphone. The app will also provide students with status alerts and more detail regarding wait times and vehicle locations.

As reported by The News Record, the new app is expected to alleviate student frustration with the current NightRide system, which boasts a fleet of eight vans that run between 8 p.m. and midnight every Sunday through Wednesday and 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The mobile app allows students to avoid busy call lines by enabling ride requests at the touch of a button. Tracking the status of a NightRide is also made easier withe new app, as push notification are sent to the student as they wait.

In addition to improving the overall student experience, the new app’s reporting capabilities could also benefit NightRide personnel in expediting the pickup process.

At present, the NightRide call center logs ride requests on Excel spreadsheets that are then sent to drivers via Google Docs – a manual and time-consuming process. With this in mind, the University of Cincinnati App Lab developed an accompanying app for NightRide drivers, called Dravigator, that better organizes ride requests, location and routing data for drivers.

The mobile app was created at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester and is currently in its pilot phase.

Related Posts

|| TAGS:
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter


Virginia Tech access control readers from Allegion

Virginia Tech's multi-year journey eliminates brass keys from campus

  At Virginia Tech, a strategically planned, multi-year process has eliminated physical keys from the campus. Brass keys have been replaced by card access in buildings and residence halls. The only remaining keys are stored in secure key boxes for security personnel and residence hall advisors to access in case of emergencies or after hours […]
Harvard CrimsonCash logo
Jun 07, 24 / , ,

Harvard to end longstanding declining balance program starting July 1

Harvard’s CrimsonCash – a declining balance program that enables students to use their campus card to make payments on and off campus – will be sunsetted in phases beginning July 1, 2024 and finishing July 1, 2025. The announcement was made in an email sent to account holders and a posting on the university’s website. At […]
ELATEC Secure Logon product review

Secure computer labs and faculty workstations with existing campus cards and mobile IDs

Eliminating usernames and passwords has positive security and convenience implications, and ELATEC’s Secure Logon solution helps campuses achieve the goal. Using your existing campus ID or mobile credential, users tap it on a reader to access shared computers and resources. In this video, ELATEC’s campus lead Rawldon Weekes, discusses Secure Logon and overviews a variety […]
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.

Attn: friends in the biometrics space. Nominations close Friday for the annual Women in Biometrics Awards. Take five minutes to recognize a colleague or even yourself.

Feb. 1 webinar explores how mobile ordering enhanced campus life, increased sales at UVA and Central Washington @Grubhub @CBORD

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.
©2024 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.