Safe Ride

Safe Ride was created to help stranded Bard students in the nearby communities of Tivoli and Red Hook. The service picks up Bard students from these areas and brings them safely back to campus, free of charge.

Hours of Operation:

Safe Ride runs from 12 AM – 3 AM on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays during the semester. In case of inclement weather, please contact Security to learn the availability of the service. If the shuttle has stopped running early, Safe Ride will be cancelled for that night for the safety of our drivers.
How to use SafeRide:

1. Call Safe Ride at (845) 758-7144 to request a ride. Be prepared to give the dispatcher your first name, the address you are being picked up from and phone number (see below for detail on why you are asked this).

2. Leave your phone on, and off silent settings.

3. Once the van arrives, talk to the Navigator in the vehicle and hop in.

4. Get home safely.
How it works:

Students call the SRG dispatcher to request a ride. 2 student employees (1 Navigator and 1 Driver) are dispatched and given the number of students in need of a ride*. The driver and navigator pick up said student(s) and bring them safely back to campus (not to other areas in Red Hook or Tivoli).

*A Note about Safe Ride: Safe Ride is not a designated shuttle, and reserves the right to prioritize certain calls over others. If a student feels unsafe, or is an unsafe situation, our employees will prioritize those students over picking up other calls for transportation, especially while the shuttle is still running.

Any information (name, phone number, etc.) you give Safe Ride will not be used against you, or can get you in trouble at Bard. The only way we use this information is to collect data on our usage so we can improve the service and justify the expense to the college. The only time we would use this information is if you or a guest you bring back with you in some way damages the vehicle or threatens the safety of our drivers. 

How to use Tivoli Delivery:

1. Arrive at the Old Gym to check in with the SRG dispatcher.

2. Once the van arrives, talk to the Navigator in the vehicle and hop in.

3. Get home safely.
How it works:

Tivoli Delivery runs every half hour from the Old Gym (behind Security), starting at 12:00am. You must be a Tivoli Resident in order to use this service. Our 2 student employees (1 Navigator and 1 Driver)  pick up student(s) and bring them safely back to Tivoli (not to other areas in Red Hook or on campus).

Who runs Safe Ride:

Kaylynn Tran is the current Director of Safe Ride and Tivoli Delivery. For questions, comments and concerns, please email bsrg@bard.edu.

 

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