Chariot Service to End Feb. 28
Chariot announced in January 2019 that it will be closing its operations worldwide. Chariot’s representatives have confirmed that its UCSF routes will continue to run, and the app will continue to function, through the end of February 2019. Most other Chariot operations ceased as of February 1, 2019; so, we are pleased that Chariot will continue providing service to current UCSF riders for an additional month.
Some Chariot riders have inquired about whether or not UCSF shuttles could continue to service these routes from the East Bay. Unfortunately, UCSF shuttles may not perform this service as they are not registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to perform fee-for-service transportation.
UCSF’s Chariot service was part of a pilot program, funded in part by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), aimed at identifying whether San Francisco’s largest employers could reduce individual passenger vehicle trips across the congested Bay Bridge. The MTC is researching the impact of UCSF’s pilot with Chariot to determine whether we achieved the hoped-for objectives and if it would be willing to support a replacement option in light of Chariot’s surprise announcement.
Transportation Services continues to seek additional commuter programs serving the East Bay that offer affordability, convenience, and long-term viability.
In the meantime, we encourage you to visit MyCommute.ucsf.edu to explore other alternatives to driving and parking on campus, including vanpool, carpool, and public transit.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time of transition.