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Little Rock, Ark. university fleet features battery, solar vehicles

Posted on April 6, 2015

Courtesy UALR
Courtesy UALR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) debuted its new Trojan Transit shuttle system on Monday, March 30, which is designed to enhance safety and sustainability initiatives and help students and employees navigate the campus faster and easier, UALR Now reported.

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The new six-vehicle transit system will feature battery-operated and solar-powered vehicles that will replace the contracted diesel-fueled trolley shuttle service that has been in use since January 2012, according to the report.

The fleet is made up of three 12-passenger shuttles that will operate on campus routes Monday through Friday, while three eight-passenger transit “taxis” that will be driven by UALR Department of Public Safety security guards to pick up students, employees, and campus guests and transport them directly from place to place across campus, UALR Now reported. For the full story, click here.

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