Here's a shuttle, there's a shuttle!
TCU is not immune to parking challenges. Even though we have more than 10,000 available parking spaces on campus to meet the needs of 9,000 Horned Frogs with parking permits, this parking is concentrated on the west side of campus, rather than the academic side that’s of particular interest to commuters, faculty and a growing number of visitors. The university continues to add parking lots as building projects, like the new Administration Building, transform our geographic footprint. These lots are being located at the perimeter of campus as we continue efforts to create a pedestrian-friendly environment.
The on-campus shuttle system is a convenient, safe and affordable—it’s free to use—transportation solution for faculty, staff and students, and the new Administration Building allows us the opportunity to expand shuttle services and improve customer service. Highlights of recent and upcoming shuttle support are as follows:
The university has increased its number of active shuttles from 10 to 14 and added a new yellow line, which adds service to the new Human Resources location on the south side of West Berry Street.
The TCU shuttle app, TransLoc Rider, is available for free download from the App Store or Google Play; the parking and shuttle information on maps.tcu.edu is routinely updated; and you may call TCU Police at 817-257-7777 for assistance with campus shuttles.
The new Administration Building will feature monitors, much like those in the library and Neeley School of Business, that display the GPS location of each shuttle in real time. University leadership is considering similar technology for the Frog Alley Parking Garage.
“Our goal is to make the shuttle system as efficient as possible, and we’re currently working with an outside consultant to identify opportunities to increase transportation efficiency and shuttle usage,” said DeAnn Jones, director of Parking and Transportation. “We are using feedback from new shuttle users—those who have changed parking lots as we prepare for the new Administration Building—and insight from the Parking & Shuttling Transition Team to help guide the process.”
We encourage you to share your ideas for the shuttle system by completing the simple form on the Contacts tab.