UPDATE: Safe Ride services will operate as normal during the morning of Wednesday, February 12. No outages to the online request module are expected.

Transportation Update: Safe Ride's service will be undergoing system maintenance on Wednesday, February 12 from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. During this period, Safe Ride requests must be made by calling 212.998.RIDE. The Brooklyn Overnight Shuttle will operate as normal.

Service Overview

Safe Ride vans provide overnight service in Manhattan. Safe Ride is an on-demand, shared ride service which is available for transportation to and from NYU facilities in Manhattan, and to three local mass transit stations during the academic term from midnight to 7 a.m.

For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, NYU offers a Brooklyn Overnight Shuttle during the academic term, operating every 30 minutes on a fixed route beginning and terminating at Bobst Library.

Requesting Service:

If you require transportation during these hours, please use the Safe NYU Mobile App (available via your smartphone's app store) or call the Department of Public Safety at (212) 998-RIDE (7433). You can also request a ride via your computer by using the Safe Ride web portal. A van operated by Academy Bus will be dispatched to transport you.

Using the Safe NYU mobile app will provide the following enhancements:

  • Better communication: Riders will now be able to track the estimated arrival time of the vehicle assigned to pick them up.
  • Reduced Wait Time: Ride requests will be better assigned based on several factor (origin, destination, demand, vehicles in service, traffic, et al.).
  • Reduced transit time: Travel routes will be selected based on current traffic conditions and reports, leading to a reduction in travel time.

Need help using the app? Check out our step by step guide on requesting a ride!

Safe NYU Mobile App Download:

Download the Safe NYU app to be able to request a Safe Ride during operating hours.