Night Ride is an on-demand, curb-to-curb service to and from locations within the service area. Rides requests are accepted beginning at 5:30pm. Use the Transloc app to request a ride and track your van from your device or call (410) 516-8700 and the dispatcher will provide passenger(s) with an estimated time of arrival.
Here are some key points to keep in mind:
- Pickups from Brody Learning Commons and adjacent buildings should simply board the Homewood route (if it serves your destination) or the "Brody Shuffle" service. Brody Shuffle combines the best of both worlds -- a central, predictable, and frequent pickup, with service to anywhere within the defined area. It's the same as a Night Ride except you don't need to request it in advance by phone or app -- simply board it outside of Brody Learning Commons at one of the scheduled pickup times and let the driver know where you're going. Even if your phone battery dies, you can rest assured that you have a safe and reliable ride home anytime between 5:40pm and 3:30am via the Brody Shuffle.
- Since Night Ride is a shared service, passengers should expect that they frequently will NOT be taken directly from their pickup point to their destination. For this reason, it is often much more efficient for a passenger to utilize the Homewood route, which follows the same predictable path and timing each time around.
- Dispatchers will occasionally notify pending ride passengers via text that the Brody Shuffle or fixed-route service may be a better option. Such messages will originate from the short-code "67329," and if you reply to acknowledge or ask a question, the dispatcher will receive your response.
- If you ever have a question about your ride status, or the app isn't behaving how you expect it to, contact our Dispatch office at (410) 516 8700 and ask for assistance.
During peak service hours, dispatchers may transfer a pending ride from a Blue Jay Shuttle to Lyft. A Lyft driver will be sent directly by the dispatcher—riders do not need to call Lyft, download the Lyft app, or pay. Riders will be notified by text message when their Lyft vehicles arrive; the driver will wait no more than three minutes, so be ready to go!