Changes to the Blue Jay Shuttle's evening and Night Ride services for the fall semester are in effect as of Sunday, Aug. 25.
The Blue and Pink routes are being combined into the "Homewood Route," which will serve Brody Learning Commons, Mason Hall, the Giant at Tower Square on West 41st Street, and numerous apartment complexes and other locations north and east of the Homewood Campus. The route will depart Brody Learning Commons every half-hour from 6 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Certain locations no longer served by fixed-route service will still be easily accessible via the Night Ride service.
The Brody Shuffle will increase in frequency, with four shuttles every hour. The first shuttle will depart at 5:40 p.m., with subsequent departures scheduled for 10, 20, 40, and 50 minutes after until 11:50 p.m. At midnight, the frequency shifts to every 15 minutes—on the hour and at 15, 30, and 45 minutes after each hour, with the final departure occurring at 3:30 a.m. When combined with the Homewood Route, this means that a Blue Jay Shuttle departs will depart from Brody every 10 minutes from 5:40 p.m. until midnight, and every 15 minutes thereafter until 3:30 a.m.
The Blue Jay Shuttle now provides Night Ride service for the Peabody Institute from 6:00 p.m. until 3:45 a.m. More information about this service can be found online.
Update to the TransLoc app for bus tracking and Night Ride service requests include status alerts for riders via push notification rather than text messages (although riders referred to Lyft during high-demand periods will still receive status updates via text). Support for the Rider app will be continued for now, but passengers are encouraged to upgrade to the new app; it's available via the App Store, Google Play or at https://transloc.com/app/.