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November 19, 2012

Florida Tech. moving students with San Francisco trolleys

Unveiled its Panther Trolley System, with two routes and two San Francisco trolleys, in an attempt to offer a unique mode of transportation and make commuting across campus safer.


November 5, 2012

LSU asks students to rename shuttle service

The new name for Campus Transit is intended to clear up any confusion between the call-in shuttle service and the university’s bus service Tiger Trails. The name will appear on the shuttles once two new vehicles are added to the fleet.


September 26, 2011

San Diego transit to expand student discount program

After seeing success with its discount bus-and-rail pass program with California State University San Marcos, the North County Transit District plans to start a similar pilot program with the University of San Diego.


September 26, 2011

Mo. transit may cut free bus service to student apartments

The Columbia City Council is reconsidering contracts for Columbia Transit routes that run to Missouri University student apartment complexes and provide residents with free rides are no longer viable for the transit system, which is struggling with budget problems.


September 26, 2011

U. of Hawaii sees shift toward transit use

A recent transportation survey conducted at the University of Hawaii at Manoa shows that, while most students still drive to campus, with promotion of sustainable modes of access to campus, the number of students who took public transit increased to 17 percent.


September 26, 2011

Upgrades end free bus rides for Ohio State alumni

The Central Ohio Transit Authority will soon upgrade bus fare collection technology, adding magnetic strips to student identification and requiring students to swipe their BuckIDs at the fare box as they board.


September 12, 2011

U. of Ky. unveils bus tracker

Cat Tracker lets students download an app or check online to see when and where the next bus nearest to them will arrive. The tracking program was accessed by over 8,000 users in August.


September 12, 2011

U. of Illinois students bringing fewer cars

Reports a nearly 50 percent decrease in the number of students purchasing parking permits in the last four years. Meanwhile, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus ridership has reached record levels.


September 12, 2011

More students cause U. of Miss. bus overcrowding

A significant jump in both student enrollment and city riders has caused many Oxford University Transit buses to be late and overcrowded. While this often happens at the beginning of a new school year, officials say, there are limited solutions this year due to budget constraints.


September 12, 2011

UNC Charlotte may have light rail access

Will hear in about four months whether the Charlotte Area Transit light rail system will be extended to UNC Charlotte by 2017. The extension would cost about $1 billion, and the agency hopes for half of the cost to come from federal funding.


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