The Office of Transportation Services has recently launched a new system that aids all students using the university transit system. Ride Systems, a transit tracking app, provides live information on bus locations and gives estimated times of arrival to each of the UL at Lafayette bus stops – Cajun Field, Bourgeois Hall and Rex Street.
To use this system, iOS and Android mobile phone users should download the Ride Systems app then choose ‘University of Louisiana Lafayette’ as the agency. The same features are available online through this URL – ulgeauxride.com
The Ride Systems app is very user friendly. By clicking on the bus icon, users will see the estimated arrival time of that bus at the next stop of the route. Each of the three bus stops on the route are indicated by a dot on the map. Clicking on one of these dots will provide the user with an estimated arrival time of the next bus to that bus stop.
An added benefit of Ride Systems is the ability of Transportation Services to post alerts about changes in the lots, upcoming events that will impact parking and other important notifications that impact parking.