Transportation at St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University provides access to several transportation services for our students, faculty and staff. Our goal is to provide great customer service to our STU community by providing access to a variety services which provide transportation options to and from campus throughout the year. Please take a few moments to review the information below.


Bobcat Shuttle

The Bobcat Shuttle offers commuters free transportation to and from the Opa Locka TriRail Station. The schedule is:

Monday - Thursday:  7:30 AM to 9:45 AM and 3:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Friday:  7:30 AM to 9:45 AM and 3:45 PM to 6:00 PM


SmartTraxx

SmartTraxx allows riders to know the exact location of the Bobcat Shuttle at all times. The features include real-time tracking of the shuttle, shuttle routes and stop locations, and alerts and announcements regarding the Bobcat Shuttle.

The app is available for Android and for iOS platforms.


TriRail/SFRTA EASY Card

The discount TriRail/SFRTA EASY Card is available to eligible discount passengers (Persons with Disability, seniors, and students). The EASY Card can be purchased online by visiting the TriRail website or in person at one of their four ticket kiosk locations.

To access additional information, please visit:  www.tri-rail.com/fares/easy-card/#benefits


Metro-Dade Transit Pass/EASY Card

St. Thomas University’s Follett Bookstore allows students who are interested in participating in Miami-Dade Transit College Discount Program the opportunity to purchase the College EASY Card.

An EASY Card and parking permit for Miami-Dade transit system can be pre-ordered by visiting the campus bookstore located in Carroll Hall. The monthly EASY Card is $56.25 and the parking permit is $11.25. You must purchase the EASY Card and parking permit in advance (before the 20th of the month) at the bookstore. When the EASY Card and parking permit(s) are available for pickup a notification will be sent by the bookstore.

For more information regarding the EASY Card, please visit: www.miamidade.gov/transit/college-pass.asp


Blink CarCharging

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 company has deployed EV charging stations to reduce “range anxiety” and foster a zero emission environment that leads to oil-independence.

STU has an electric vehicle (EV) charging station available for use at a rate of $0.51/kWh. EV customers have the opportunity to register at Blink’s website to request a free Blink InCard. There are two designated spots reserved for the charging station is located in the Donnellon parking lot (lot #3, aisle A).

For more information and registration, please visit their website at:  www.carcharging.com


car2go

Car sharing at STU allows students, faculty and staff with a drivers’ license to rent a car for a short period of time. Car sharing provides convenient access to cars 24/7. Anyone interested in car2go may visit the company’s website to apply for membership online. After the application is approved (it usually takes 2 weeks to receive a membership card), you can begin to use the cars2go. There are usually up to 6 cars on campus for student, faculty, and staff use. The cars are located in the Donnellon parking lot (lot #3, aisle A). All new STU users can sign up at no cost and will receive 30 minutes of FREE RENTAL.

To sign up for car2go, please visit: miami.car2go.com


Emergency Ride Home Program

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 calendar year to use in the event of an unexpected emergency or unscheduled overtime.

To register for the program, users must visit:  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