U. of Minn. wins local Transit System of the Year award

Posted on October 11, 2010

[IMAGE]Minn-6.jpg[/IMAGE]Last month, the University of Minnesota's Parking and Transportation Services was recognized as the Transit System of the Year by the Minnesota Public Transit Association (MPTA).

The award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated achievement in efficiency and effectiveness including ridership, cost, safety, maintenance proficiency, agency policy and administration, and the achievement of an organization's goal and objectives. First Transit has operated the campus shuttle since 2007. More than 3.8 million passengers ride the shuttle annually.

"We're very proud to be a part of the University's transportation service and we look forward to working together to provide safe and reliable transportation services for years to come," said Paul Buharin, GM, First Transit.

Established in 1975, the MPTA speaks out for transit systems and transit riders throughout the State of Minnesota. The MPTA advocates for high quality transit service for the community and working to increase transit funding.


View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Texas A&M campus experimenting with shuttle services

Two of the vans split up the route and take a set of the stops, while the third van is the cleanup shuttle that drives the route from start to finish getting students that might have been missed by the other two.

Colorado State, 5 more universities receive platinum bike-friendly certification

This year, 127 universities in 42 states were evaluated. Alongside CSU is Stanford, Portland State University, the University of Minnesota and the University of California Davis.

UVa's Safe Ride to transition to Parking and Transportation, expand

The goals of the switch are to maximize utility to students. The van service currently faces problems of limited hours and a low number of vans, with most student complaints involving slow response times and poor routes for students.

U. of Minnesota rejects second proposal to expand paratransit services

The university's Parking and Transportation Services cited a possible reduction in the total number of available rides and potentially increased wait times if the program was implemented.

Petition calls for U. of Utah to fund active transportation

On the university’s busiest days, more than 4,000 students are biking, walking and skateboarding to campus, but there is currently no funding in the university’s transportation budget to accommodate their needs.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close