MINNEAPOLIS — Bus driver Rob Thompson, known around the University of Minnesota as the “Jazz Man,” plays jazz music from his 400-album collection for students on his bus, according to KARE11.com. For the full story, click here.
Craig Shankwitz will lead the development of MSU's Western Transportation Institute research team that will explore and develop applications of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies to roads and transportation systems in rural areas and small cities, in both the public and private sector.
Campus Area Bus will fuel a portion of its fleet at the $3 million CNG station with long-term plans to transition all CABS buses and other fleet vehicles to alternative fuel models.
While the new program will generate about $2.7 million for the current fiscal year, at about $1 a day for each student during the semester, the U•Pass offers an affordable transportation option for students to travel throughout the region for classes, internships, jobs and other activities.
The19 40-foot buses should arrive on campus in 2017 and are part of the University of Georgia's strategic plan to advance campus sustainability.
About 46% stated that they would prefer a vehicle with no self-driving capability, while nearly 39% said that they would prefer a partially self-driving vehicle and just under 16% said they would prefer a completely self-driving vehicle.
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