March 17, 2014
The move is being made to save money and officials do not expect ridership to be affected. The university is employing campus safety officers as drivers and was able to obtain a vehicle very similar to the shuttle used by the contracted service.
March 3, 2014
Frustrations included being unable to board buses due to overcrowding, limited service times, and an unreliable bus tracking app.
January 17, 2014
A state grant provided more than $800,000 for transit operations and approximately $1.5 million for the purchase of 10 new shuttles.
December 16, 2013
The daily, nonstop service is provided by 7Bus, a private, Bohemia-based transit company, formerly known as Bolt Bus Long Island. The university added it after survey results showed that more than 70% of students were in favor of it.
December 2, 2013
Proposal is part of effort to better connect area with local transportation. Other plans include streetcars and changes to the university's shuttle system.
September 23, 2013
A series of armed robberies on campus spurred the university to plan a pilot program to make its nighttime shuttle service available to all community members with a Brown ID. The service is currently only available to students living off-campus.
September 9, 2013
The new bus is part of the university’s Safe Ride Home program. It will be able to carry 13 riders at a time, more than double the number of riders that the program’s minivans can carry.
August 5, 2013
Service will have minimal stops, reducing overcrowding on other bus routes and helping students reach campus 10 minutes faster than they would using local buses.
July 8, 2013
Will let riders track Cat Tran shuttle routes beginning this fall. Additionally, the names of the routes will change from a color-coded system to identifying the area of campus the shuttle will travel.
July 5, 2013
The plan is in its early stages, with rough drafts of potential bus routes and determining optimal bus ride lengths and the best bus stops being developed.
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