KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Metro Pulse reported that the University of Tennessee and the city of Knoxville will begin offering Zipcar service starting early next year. The service will initially consist of four cars. For the full story, click here.
The program will focus on increasing access to opportunities; improving multi-modal planning and shared use of infrastructure; advancing innovation and smart cities; and developing data, models and tools.
There are now 164 "Bicycle Friendly Universities" in 44 states and Washington, D.C.
The new campus shuttle operation features two routes now and is expected to grow in the coming years as the university expands enrollment.
The university’s $27 million collaboration with Frontt Capital Management, a Shenzhen-based investment firm, will establish a joint research center for intelligent vehicles at the university and a robotics laboratory on North Campus.
The university will purchase 40 buses, creating an entirely new fleet to serve the 41,000 students and staff on three campuses, with Transdev set to employ a staff of 77 people for the $7.6 million annual contract.
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