The Clemson Area Transit system, which signed a new contract with Clemson University for $1.3 million, may have to tap into reserve funds to close a more than $200,000 budget gap. For the complete story, click here.
Students at the university's "Startup Shell," a collaborative space and technology incubator, may compete in business competitions for potential investor grants from Uber. The partnership will also include mentoring opportunities and the creation of an "innovation council," which will include students, faculty and staff, for crowdsourcing and development.
Matt Carpenter has more than 15 years of experience in the transit industry, including the past eight as CEO of Strathcona County Transit in the Edmonton area. He has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan, where he studied from 2001 to 2003.
Executive Order 8 addresses Illinois’ fiscal crisis by recommending that state agencies require employees, whenever possible, to take public transportation or carpool when traveling. The state hopes this action will reduce travel reimbursements in gas money.
The university recently issued an RFQ and is evaluating potential locations. Four of its new buses are powered by CNG, and the school says it sees a benefit to converting more of its vehicles to alternative fuels.
In his new role, Jerry Rineer works with Villanova students who have mobility issues, providing support for them as they make their way across the 254-acre campus. The private university, which has a total enrollment of about 10,700, has a large fleet of vans and other vehicles to serve its students.
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