The University aims to provide safe and reliable methods of transportation to all faculty, staff, and students.

Policy Statement

Adelphi University provides shuttle service transportation to on- and off-campus destinations.

Reason for Policy

The University aims to provide safe and reliable methods of transportation to all faculty, staff, and students.

Who Is Governed by this Policy

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Policy

Adelphi Shuttle Buses

Adelphi University’s Panther Express service provides shuttle bus transportation to local transportation centers, supermarkets, retail stores and entertainment destinations.

Shuttle schedules are adjusted in coordination with the MTA / LIRR schedule.  Shuttle schedules are available online and on the AU2GO mobile app.  Printed copies are available at the public safety office in Levermore Hall, Suite 113.

Pickup and Dropoff Sites

Adelphi University Bus shelter between Post Hall and Harvey Hall
Nassau Blvd. LIRR Station South (eastbound) platform
7th Street Garden City Rear of 7th St. Café, Between Hilton Avenue and Franklin Avenue
Hempstead Tpke at Nassau Blvd Northwest corner at T-Mobile parking lot
Hempstead Transit Center
North side (opposite LIRR station) on West Columbia Street, Hempstead
Mineola LIRR Station
Fourth Ave 4th Ave & Station Rd. (next to eastbound railroad tracks) where sign reads LIRR Pick-ups and Drop-offs
Roosevelt Field Mall
Macy’s (south entrance)
Walmart Shopping Center
West (right) side of Walmart near Living section
Target Department Store
North (right) side. 999 Corporate Drive, Westbury, NY
The Gallery at Westbury Plaza
Near Trader Joe’s—900 Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
Stop & Shop Supermarket
North (left) side. 50 Cherry Valley Avenue, West Hempstead, NY

Panther Express Shuttle Tracker

Panther Tracker is a feature of the AU2GO mobile app. The Panther Tracker is currently being used to track Panther Express shuttle bus routes in real-time for the following routes:

  • Mineola LIRR station
  • Nassau Blvd LIRR station
  • Hempstead Bus Depot

To access the Panther Tracker, first, download the AU2GO app on your Apple or Android phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play.

When you open AU2GO, select Shuttle. On the next screen choose the route you want to view. On the map screen, you can hit the refresh button to update the real-time results.

Bus Rentals

All transportation requests must be made one (1) month in advance if possible through the University’s Footprints Work Order System by an authorized employee as designated by the department head. Cost information is included on the Footprints work order system.

For students who wish to make a transportation request:

  • Requesting a Trip for a Student Organization [CSI/Greek Life]?  Speak to your student involvement adviser
  • Requesting a Trip for an Honor Society? Go to your honor society adviser or adviser’s department head
  • Requesting a Trip for another group? Get in touch with your employer, advisor, department chair, etc. to request a trip.

For employees who wish to make a transportation request:

  • If you have access to the Footprints Work Order System, you can request the trip through your employee eCampus Account.
  • If you do not have access to the Footprints Work Order System, you can go to your department head, or designee, and request for them to enter the trip. Please provide the following information for them to submit the trip:
    • Name of Destination
    • Address
    • Contact Information
    • Departure Date/Time
    • Date/Time Departing Destination
    • Number of Passengers
    • Public Safety Driver Needed
    • Description or other information.

To gain authorized access to the Footprints Work Order System:

  • If you are an employee, you can discuss with your Department Head, or designee, on gaining access to the system. If approved, the Department Head, or designee, will contact the Transportation Manager to provide access.
  • Students do not have access to the Footprints Work Order System.

Bus Rental Cost

There is a 4 hour minimum for each trip and a 2 hour minimum for local & airports (JFK and LGA only) trips, with exceptions. The following costs apply:

  • $30.00 per hour operating cost, including pre-and post-trip prep. 
  • Vehicle Fees
    • Van: $75.00 up to 14 passengers-20 passengers 
    • Bus: $125.00 up to 40 passengers
    • Car (Avalon) is no charge. 
  • Clean up fee ($50.00) – ONLY IF INDICATED, 
  • Meal fee ($10.00) – if the driver worked 8 hours or more!
  • Toll fees (cost reflected on our EZ Pass)

If you have any questions at all on the charges, refer them to the Transportation Manager.

Bus Rental Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to Adelphi bus rentals: 

  • There is no interstate travel
  • There is no travel greater than 50 miles. 

The following exceptions apply to the above restrictions: If there is a University Approved Driver, in lieu of a Public Safety Driver, the interstate travel and travel greater than 50 miles can be considered dependent on shuttle bus availability and duration of the trip requested

*Some restrictions or additional protocols may apply due to Pandemic procedures. 

511NY Rideshare

511NY Rideshare is an easy-to-use, reliable, cost-effective way to find a travel companion—for trips to the campus or off-campus. Whether you go by car, van, bike or public transportation, or on foot, you won’t have to go alone.

Rideshare provides direct access to a pool of potential travel partners based on similar routes and schedules. Use the Event Matching feature to find a partner for any one-time trip—a ride into New York City for a night out, even a ride home during spring break.

Using Rideshare saves you time and money while reducing energy use and carbon emissions.

Guaranteed Ride Program

The Guaranteed Ride Program is a unique solution that offers registered employees up to four paid taxi rides per calendar year in the event of unforeseen circumstances and/or their transportation from work is unexpectedly unavailable.  This service is sponsored by 511NY Rideshare.

Definitions

This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review, this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Procedures

This policy does not have procedures associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review, this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review, this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Related Information

Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date:  November 16, 2020
  • Last Revised Date:  November 16, 2020
  • Policy Origination Date: Not known

Who Approved This Policy

Gene Palma, Chief of Administration and Associate Vice President

Policy Owner

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