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April 21, 2014

Cornell U. may end free rides for 1st-year students

The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit reportedly sees an annual deficit of more than $700,000, partially caused by an increase in first-year students who use the service, which has driven down the subsidy amount the agency receives per student.

April 21, 2014

Northwestern U.'s SafeRide never in danger

City officials refute claims made last week saying university was forced to stop offering rides between off-campus locations. Senior official also said the university did not do enough to make sure students knew of the reduction in service, which occurred after spring break.

April 21, 2014

Colorado State U. launching new on-campus shuttle

The new, free system, which will officially begin running late this summer, is operated in partnership with the City of Fort Collins Transfort bus system and the Associated Students of CSU.

April 21, 2014

U. of Montana to study options to improve campus transportation

University and transit system officials want to make sure the transportation system provides the right number of buses at the right time, along with the ideal mix of bike and vehicle parking spaces as they prepare to build a new campus.

April 21, 2014

University presidents support Michigan transit expansion tax

An opposition group asserts that Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority could operate more efficiently by cutting staff and other costs.

April 8, 2014

Sprinter van gains share in world market, shuttle industry

All Sprinters come in the four-wheeled 2500 models or rear-double wheeled 3500 models with four- and six-cylinder clean diesel options.

April 7, 2014

Boston U. students must now show IDs to ride bus

BUS shuttle buses are meant for university students and faculty only. Parking and Transportation Services started the enforcement measure after students and faculty voiced concerns about non-university affiliated people riding the shuttles.

April 7, 2014

U. of Mich. launches SafeRide app

Two seniors created SafeRide, which students can use to order a ride directly from their phone or computer. They designed the app in part to reduce wait times by alerting users when buses are en route and arrive at a stop.

April 7, 2014

Lamers adds new intercity bus route

In addition to Green Bay-Madison and Green Bay-Milwaukee routes, Lamers offers a Campus Connect route on Fridays and Sundays while schools are in session that includes University of Wisconsin (UW)-Green Bay, Appleton, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Madison.

April 7, 2014

Syracuse U. adds Zimride to transportation options

The program will be offered and supported by three campus departments: the Sustainability Division, the Office of Parking and Transit Services, and the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services.

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