June 17, 2013
The fee, which will go from $22 to $24, will go toward equipping buses with GPS so students can access route data via their smartphones, as well as help pay for maintenance and drivers.
June 3, 2013
Will begin running a prototype of the bus from campus housing to its main campus in the fall. Officials are also planning an extension of the shuttle’s route. Construction on that project is set to begin in late 2014.
Fewer are buying campus parking permits, bringing the number of purchases down by 23%. Data show that parking permit sales have fallen steadily since the 2005-06 academic year, despite growing enrollment.
Will provide students with one-way transportation to homes located within three-mile radius of the campus. Creating the service was the top recommendation from the University Task Force on Safety, which was formed to address a rash of robberies and assaults around campus.
May 20, 2013
Will implement its bus stop improvement plan and begin construction work to expand its headquarters.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa is trying to increase ridership and create a strict, on-time schedule for its shuttles. It paid $15,960 for the app as well as the system of wireless transmitters installed in the buses.
Plans to implement small permit fee increases over a six-year span to ensure future funding of its transportation services. The Transportation Services program has had to tap into its reserves to continue funding its services.
May 6, 2013
Unveiled the Rambler Route, a pilot van service to provide students with transportation to a number of popular drop-off locations determined by student phone calls received by the university’s 8-Ride transportation service.
A campus shuttle ran over a student who was crossing the street against a “Don’t Walk” sign. The bus driver claimed to not to have seen the student. A campus spokesperson said that the university should focus on adding crosswalks and signage along streets with heavy foot traffic.
Will remove 71 bus stops, including three close to Ohio State University. The move is part of the agency’s Bus Stop Service Improvement Project. The project evaluated COTA bus stops and the spacing between them to improve efficiency.
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