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October 21, 2013

Va. Tech adds solar-powered bus shelter

The 12-foot shelter, purchased from Tolar Manufacturing Company Inc., is equipped with a solar light bar.


August 31, 2012

UT Survey: Advertising on buses a mixed bag

Some university transportation system operators we interviewed said they allow exterior bus advertising to bring in more revenue or to promote the university. Others say that being based in areas with small advertising markets means extra effort but not revenue.


November 28, 2011

Va.'s Blacksburg Transit wins grant to streamline service

The system, which provided 3.2 million rides last year, is wrestling with high variability in the demand for service. One idea being considered is to point cameras at bus stops that count people.


July 11, 2011

Web Extra: How do you promote transit to new students?

It’s summer orientation time for universities across the U.S. How are their transit systems reaching out to students? Transit agencies told us they are investing heavily in orientation programs by providing free rides and staff presentations to students and their parents.


January 18, 2011

Simulator is invaluable tool for Va.'s Blacksburg Transit

The customizable simulator creates lifelike situations to help drivers get experience they normally wouldn't have. For instance, drivers trained in the summer time can still get experience driving in snow and ice.


August 30, 2010

Web Extra: Virginia Tech teams with transit to launch VT Bus Tracker

Blacksburg, Va.-based Blacksburg Transit worked with a team of students at the Virginia Tech Computer Science Department to unveil the system, which provides smartphone apps and text versions that deliver bus locations, speeds and the number of passengers on each bus.


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