In addition to the regular shuttle service, Towson University offers paratransit services to members of the campus community and visitors who require mobility assistance.
Towson University’s paratransit services provides transportation to students, faculty, staff and visitors with permanent or temporary disability needs. In addition to established shuttle route stops, dedicated paratransit service is available as outlined below. Dedicated PT vans that are equipped with a wheelchair lift, provide access to additional locations across the campus that are accessible safely by the vehicle. The vans offer a shared ride, curb-to-curb service.
To request Paratransit Service, call 410-704-RIDE (7433).
Services will only be available from established stops on the Gold and Tiger-in-Town routes during the following times: Monday through Friday 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
January Term and Summer: Service available at all Paratransit Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SAFERIDE is available 7 days a week from 2:30 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Individuals with disabilities should put their safety first when determining whether to travel to, from, and around campus in inclement weather. Students, faculty and staff with disabilities who need travel assistance on campus are encouraged to use Paratransit and to call 410-704-RIDE to confirm service availability.
Please note that when TU is closed due to weather or emergency conditions, transportation services will be suspended. If there is an emergency or immediate need, please call Towson University Police at 410-704-4444 for assistance with transportation on campus.
Individuals who wish to routinely use the dedicated paratransit that provides additional service to other locations outside of the regular shuttle stops must be registered and approved. To apply for Paratransit Services, students should complete the Student Paratransit Application (PDF). For more information, contact Disability Support Services or call 410-704-2638.
Visitors who wish to use the service on an on-going basis should email Parking & Transportation Services at UPARK AT_TOWSON.
Paratransit Quick Tips (PDF)