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Office of Public Safety

GETTING TO AND FROM THE SUBWAY

Shuttle Bus Service

For your convenience and safety, the college offers several ways to get to and from the subways at all times.

CCNY BUS ROUTES >>

CCNY to 145th Street

A CCNY marked bus stops at Campus Bus stops and 145th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. every 15 minutes 24 hours a day.

CCNY to 124th Street

A CCNY marked bus stops at Campus Bus stops & runs from 124th St. to The Towers every 20 minutes 24 hours a day.

Escort Service (212) 650-6911

Transportation by CCNY marked Bus or GEM cars is available when shuttle services do not run: Pickup and drop off is limited to same stops as the bus stops, plus 125th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. We do not pickup or drop off at any other stops than these, so please plan your safe return to campus accordingly. (Gem cars on Campus only)   

NOTE: For all transportation services riders must display a valid CUNY ID, The Towers ID or visitor's pass.

For inquiries about the Mass Transit or Campus Loop service call (212) 650-8675 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday - All other times call (212) 650-6911. For inquiries about the Escort Service call (212) 650-6911.

What is NextBus@CCNY? NextBus is a new information system to track and report on the current positions and arrival predictions of City College shuttle buses. With the new NextBus information system, students, faculty and staff will be able to know when the next shuttle bus will arrive. Our CCNY buses are now equipped with GPS devices that will allow for real-time tracking for both of the bus routes: the 145th Street Loop and the 125th Street Loop. You may find out more by clicking the following link:  http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/about/gettingthere.cfm

How do I view the current locations and arrival times of the buses?
At a display monitor--one located in the Marshak Building by the main entrance, and a second terminal in the    NAC Building entrance, next to the security guard podium.

Using an Internet browser:

On a mobile phone: http://bit.ly/O6eh6e or by scanning the QR code below

scan code nextbus

On a computer: http://bit.ly/O6dMcf
For arrival estimates, select the desired route and stop information.
For the current locations, click on the map icons on the right side of the screen.

Using a mobile phone, send a text message to 41411 (for arrival time only)**

For the 145th Street Loop:

145th Street stop, send a text message "nbus ccny 145"
140th Street stop, send a text message "nbus ccny 140"
138th Street stop, send a text message "nbus ccny 138"
Spitzer stop, send a text message "nbus ccny 772", wait for a reply, then send message "a"
Marshak stop, send a text message "nbus ccny 627", wait for a reply, then send message "a"

For the 125th Street Loop:

125th Street stop, send a text message "nbus ccny 125"
Towers stop, send a text message "nbus ccny 869"
Spitzer stop, send a text message "nbus ccny 772", wait for a reply, then send message "b"
Marshak stop, send a text message "nbus ccny 627", wait for a reply, then send message "b"

How do I set up real time alerts for the bus arrivals?


Using an Internet browser on a mobile device or computer. (An account is required to set up and manage your automatic alerts).

To create an account please go to: http://bit.ly/MNEp9G. 
Follow the instructions after the account creation to set up your alerts.

Using SMS text message**:

Follow the instructions after the account creation to set up your alerts.
Once the stop and arrival time is displayed, reply to the message to specify an alert time of between 0 and 30 minutes. (For example, you can first select a stop by sending to 41411 the message  "nbus ccny 145". Then reply with "5" to be alerted when your bus is 5 minutes away).

If you need help on accessing these webpages or setting up alerts, please call the OIT Service Desk at x7878 or visit them in the Tech Center, NAC 1/301.

** Please note: some cell phone service plans charge you for each text message.