Princeton University Tiger Transit

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Area served Princeton University, NJ
Fleet size 23 (17 buses & 6 cutaways)
Number of routes 7
Operator WeDriveU
Website Princeton Transportation & Parking Services

Princeton University provides a shuttle service in and around its campus in Princeton, New Jersey. It is branded as Tiger Transit and currently operates four routes within the campus and around the City of Princeton. First Transit was responsible for all aspects of the service, including operations, maintenance, and fleet acquisition until January 31st, 2021 when WeDriveU took over operations.


Tiger Transit Routes
Number Name Route Notes
1 Grad College to Stadium Drive Garage Princeton Graduate College to Stadium Drive Garage via Faculty Rd and Washington Rd
2 Lawrence/Lakeside to EQuad Friend Center to Lawrence Apartments via Faculty Rd and Washington Rd
3 Merrick to Forrestal/PPPL Merrick Stanworth Apartments to Forrestal Campus/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory via Nassau St, Washington Rd, and US-1
4 Princeton Junction to Stadium Drive Garage Stadium Drive Garage to Princeton Junction via Alexander St Only Princeton University ID holders can board at Princeton Junction.
5 Circulator Friend Center to Lakeside/Lawrence Apts to Princeton Station to Graduate College to Nassau Street Only in service weekdays 7pm-12am.
6 Princeton Municipal Bus Loop to/from Elm Court via Nassau Street, Witherspoon Street, Princeton Shopping Center, and Princeton North Also known as "FreeB".
WS Weekend Shopper Friend Center to Whole Foods, Wegmans, Trader Joe's via Nassau St, Alexander St, and US-1 Only operates on weekends.

Fleet under WeDriveU


Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
22004, 22006, 22008, 22013, 22015-22016 Princeton University 22013-a.jpg 2019 Ford E-450 Ford Modular 6.8L V10 Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W
  • Ex-Boeing Renton Employee Shuttle
  • Entered service in August 2021.
  • 22004, 22006, 22008, 22013, 22016 were painted in March 2022.
  • 22015 only used for Princeton Municipal Transit, only received Muni sticker.
26002-26018 Princeton University Tiger Transit 26002-b.jpg 2022 New Flyer XE35 CHARGE NG Siemens HV 1DB2016 Siemens ELFA3
  • Replacements for 1995-1998 New Flyer D40LF.
  • A 40ft demo unit from New Flyer was tested on all routes on 3/30/2022.

On Order

Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motor Notes
22019-22026 2025 Ford E-450 Lightning eMotor
  • Used for community service around Princeton Campus.
  • Replacement for gasoline Ford E-450 cutaways.


Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motor Traction System Notes
37001-37004 Princeton University Tiger Transit 37004-a.JPG 1995 New Flyer D40LF Cummins ISC Allison B400R5
37005-37013 Princeton University Tiger Transit 37008-a.JPG 1997-1998 New Flyer D40LF Cummins ISC Allison B400R5

Fleet under First Transit

Operation time: 7/1/2009-1/31/2021.

Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0049 2004 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C
100-103 2008 Ford E-350 Ford Triton V8 5.4L Ford TorqShift 4R100 Replaced by 7641-7644 in 2015.
108, 110 2006 GMC C5500 Replaced by 4125-4126 in 2015.
104-113 Princeton University Tiger Transit 112-a.JPG 2010 ElDorado National EZ Rider II MAX 30' Cummins ISB Allison B300R5 All 10 units sold off as of 4/8/2021.
4125-4126 Princeton University Tiger Transit 4126-a.JPG 2015 ElDorado National EZ Rider II BRT 30' Cummins ISB Allison B300R5 Transferred to Rutgers University 4125-4126 (1st).
4274, 4279 Rutgers University 4279-a.JPG 2007 ElDorado National XHF 32' Cummins ISL Allison B300R5 Transferred from Rutgers University 4274, 4279 in 2019. Sold off as of 4/8/2021.
7641-7644 Princeton University Tiger Transit 7642-a.jpg 2015 Ford E-450 Ford Modular 6.8L V10 Gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W All units transferred to Brown University on 2/4/2021.

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