Transportation at St. Thomas University

Car2Go
STU now offers car sharing for those who need to “borrow” a car for several minutes, an hour, or for the day.  Four Car2Go cars will be available for students, faculty, and staff in the Donnellon parking lot (lot #3, aisle A).  

Included in the $0.41 per minute rate are, parking, fuel, insurance, maintenance, cleaning, 24/7 roadside assistance with Car2Go.  Users only pay for the minutes that they use with the car, and the charges are billed directly to their credit card.  The more the user drives the cheaper it gets; one hour cost a maximum of $14.99, and for a full 24-hours is no more than $84.99 (plus tax).  For more details about the rates and  approved Miami parking garages, please visit: http://miami.car2go.com/

All STU users will have the opportunity to sign up at no cost, and will receive 30 minutes for FREE!


CarCharging
STU is an authorized electic vehicle (EV) charging location for our students, faculty, and staff.  CarCharging has a goal to ensure that drivers of electric vehicles are able to recharge their cars’ batteries wherever they live, work, and play.  The compnay has deployed EV charging stations to reduce “range anxiety” and foster a zero emission environment that leads to oil-independence. 

EV customers have the opportunity to register at Blink website (http://www.blinknetwork.com) to request a free Blink card.  Blink has the InCard and mobile apps for Android and Apple customers; with the apps, customers can locate Blink chargers, view charger information and status, receive charging status updates and veiw or edit account and notification settings.  STU’s EV charging station will be located in the Donnellon parking lot (lot #3, aisle A) and the cost will be $2.50/hour.  For more information about CarCharging, please visit their website at:  http://www.carcharging.com/


Bobcat Shuttle
The Bobcat Shuttle will return to its original schedule of Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 9:45 AM and 3:45 PM to 7:15 PM in a continuous loop to and from the Tri-Rail Station (Friday’s the shuttle will stop running at 6:00 PM).

The Bobcat Shuttle will have a weekly route, on Wednesday’s from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM, to Main Street in Miami Lakes and to the WalMart on 57th Avenue. 
 
The Bobcat Shuttle’s GPS feature will be enabled September 8, 2014.  The SmartTraxx app provides real-time shuttle tracking application for viewing the Bobcat Shuttle’s location.  STU students, faculty, and staff will have the ability to see individual bus routes or view the entire system at once.

Features include: 

  • Real-time Bobcat Shuttle tracking
  • Shuttle routes and stop locations
  • Alerts and announcements regarding the Bobcat Shuttle

The app is available for Android and for iOS.


Emergency Ride Home Program
Get a free taxi ride from campus when there’s an emergency. The Emergency Ride Home program provides commuters in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties that carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike or walk three or more days a week with SIX FREE taxi cab vouchers a year to use in the event of an unexpected emergency or unscheduled overtime.  To register for the program, users must visit:  http://www.1800234ride.com/emergencyridehomeprogram


For additional information, please contact Monique N. Brijbasi, Associate Director of  Risk Management, Environmental Compliance, and Emergency Management, at 305 628-6648 or mbrijbasi@stu.edu