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U. of Minn. wins local Transit System of the Year award

University| October 11, 2010
First Transit has operated the campus shuttle since 2007. More than 3.8 million passengers ride the shuttle annually.

N.C. university receives honors for transportation options

Bus| October 11, 2010
With choices ranging from on-campus car sharing services to fare-free public transportation, more and more Spartans are choosing to try alternative means of getting to and from campus.
University| October 11, 2010

Wesleyan shuttles get GPS after student criticism

Officials hope GPS will help make van shuttle more efficient. Students complained of long wait times and unpredictable service.
Sustainability| October 11, 2010

U. of Va. adds online carpool finder

The university selected NuRide to implement the carpooling site after hearing increased interest in carpooling from students and faculty.
University| October 11, 2010

Vancouver students selling bus passes online

Students are selling their subsidized bus passes on such sites as Craigslist to buyers with a slight resemblance to the photo on the pass.
Bus| October 11, 2010

Alcoa donates light-weight wheels for Yale green program

The conversion of Yale's shuttle buses and vans from steel wheels to aluminum wheels is expected to save the fleet of 30 vehicles nearly 1,000 gallons of fuel and reduce CO2 output by 10 metric tons per year.
Bus| October 8, 2010

N.Y. MTA votes to increase fares

The agency is attempting to close an $800 million budget gap. The hike follows increases in 2008 and 2009.
Rail| October 8, 2010

N.J. Gov.: ARC tunnel project canceled

The ARC Project Executive Committee recommended termination of the ARC Project based on a 30-day review, which confirmed the project is expected to substantially exceed its current budget. Cost overruns are estimated to be in a range from more than $2 billion to over $5 billion.
Sustainability| October 7, 2010

Student designs mobile garden on N.Y. bus roof

"If we grew a garden on the roof of every one of the 4,500 buses in the MTA bus fleet, we would have 35 acres of new rolling green space in the city," says Marco Castro Cosio, an NYU graduate student.
Accessibility| October 7, 2010

N.Y. MTA cancels paratransit contracts, 850 layoffs result

Maspeth, Queens-based Atlantic Paratrans of NYC Inc. will eventually lay off all of its 610 employees, and Progress Transit Inc. of Mill Basin, Brooklyn, will lay off 244 workers.

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