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Posted on May 11, 2009

Harvard ponders cutting back on campus shuttle service

University's shuttle-based transit system faces the possibility of significant service cutbacks, which includes less frequent service. Efforts being made to avoid layoffs. For the full story, click here.

LSU bus system to be privatized

Louisiana State University's bus system will switch over to First Transit from current service provider Capital Area Transit System, which has been feeling the pain of increased costs and service cuts. For the full story, click here.

Columbia, Mo., looks into offering free transit

City Council is exploring idea of providing free service, which would be a ten percent portion of the budget. For the full story, click here.

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Penn State expanding campus shuttle service

With the addition of the new Campus Shuttle route, Transportation Services will replace its Paratransit Shuttle service, which provided transportation for pre-approved students, faculty, and staff with mobility impairments.

Transportation technologies receive $600K from U. of Mich.

The statewide program funds translational research applications in advanced transportation materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain/propulsion, software/controls/data, and advanced manufacturing processes. 

Texas A&M Transportation Institute, partners explore bus system optimization

Project will attempt to optimize traffic flows for bus ridership and utilize data analytics to improve navigation at Texas A&M University.

PVTA considering eliminating some 'Five College' bus runs

Routes being considered for elimination include linking Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith; and an express run between Smith and UMass. Together they account for some 85,000 riders each year.

Texas city launching new bus system GoGeo

GoGeo will have two stops near the Southwestern University campus in Georgetown, which will help students, faculty, and staff that don’t have cars or prefer the convenience and benefits of utilizing public transportation. 

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