We are excited to provide you with a new ridesharing service - FITS Commute, which started on 12/18/2017. It is based on our industry/university cooperative research project of Columbia with NDJ Sustainable Engineering LLC project - Flexible Integrated Transportation Systems (FITS). This Pilot Project keeps running through the whole Spring semester and Summer time, 2018 following Columbia's working calendar.

The FITS Project aims to develop a smart, flexible, reliable commute service, which can be as convenient, fast as driving by self, but as economic, green as public transit. Based on our experience, we are creating the following nonstop service:

  • 7:50AM Tenafly -> Columbia TC (arrival time 8:20~8:50AM)
  • 5:10PM Columbia TC -> Tenafly (arrival time 5:35~6:00PM)
  • Note: The above service will run for 9 months unless better services are created
    Tenafly stop - Grace Chapel, 341 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670
    Columbia TC stop - Teacher College, 525 W 120th St, NYC

    Courtesy stop at CUMC (Riverside Dr. & W 165th St – no pick-up)
    Manhattanville (W 132nd St & Broadway - Pick up at 5:00PM only)
  • Contact Me: Jason, Phone: 206-954-2211. Or email your questions to fitscommute.service@gmail.com .

Payment Policy

Although FITSCommute has been sponsored by NDJ Sustainable Engineering LLC for software development and system management, the operational cost of this service will be shared by riders. The payment policy is given as follows:

For the Tenafly - Columbia route, the base price is $5 per ride, which is subjected to change with a one-month in-advance notice.

You will receive a monthly bill by email at the beginning of each month. You can pay with your credit cards. If the payment cannot be made timely, your new reservations will be subjected to surcharge (double price).

This Pilot Project is basically a not-for-profit community service. We will update the financial statement of the FITSCommute Operation each month.

Columbia faculty, who own parking space at Morningside campus, can write e-mail to parking@columbia.edu to request a suspension of their parking spot for this semester to try out the FITS Commute service. They can resume their parking spot if they quit from this service.



FitsCommute has de-stressed (as opposed to distressed) my commute and improved my productivity at work. Before FitsCommute I never knew when I would get to Columbia from Tenafly or to Tenafly from Columbia. In the morning, the Ameribus could come early, late or not at all. In the evening, I would have to leave work by 4:30 or risk not getting the bus home. Now, I get to work well before 9 and leave no earlier than 5. I never have to worry about getting to work or home late. Thank you FitsCommute!