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For your personal safety, all Medford/Somerville Tufts students are encouraged to utilize the SafeRide service as an alternative to walking alone during the off hours of the Shuttles. Vehicle transports are available via Lyft.

How To Request a Ride
  • Call the Non-Emergency number for TUPD (617) 627-3030
  • Have a pick-up address and drop-off address ready.  Must be within a 1.5-mile radius of the Campus center.
  • Provide a phone number to receive details of your scheduled ride.
  • When you are matched with a driver, riders will receive additional SMS messages with details about their pickup, including the driver's name, vehicle make and model, and license plate number.
  • Riders with mobile internet access can access a live ride map for tracking their ride by clicking a link sent via SMS with the message, "See where your Lyft ride is at." 
Policies for Using App
  • Must be an affiliate of Tufts University 
  • Requests must be made between the hours of 11pm – 7am (Campus shuttle is available prior to 11pm or after 7am) 
  • Rides must be within service boundary area 1.5 Miles radius from the Medford/ Somerville Campus center 
  • No more than 3 riders  
Awaiting Pickup

After receiving the SafeRide service details please wait inside the lobby of the pickup location.  It is the caller’s responsibility to meet the driver once they arrive. Please be sure to confirm vehicle and driver information before entering the vehicle