New transportation center adds convenience for UConn students

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center, which opened on April 14, will be the hub for all buses, including University of Connecticut shuttles, that make stops through the town.

Cornell U. president struggling to find funds for transit subsidies

President David Skorton is considering a request from the University Assembly to increase its subsidies to Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, to avoid cutting free bus passes for first-year students. However, Cornell’s Transportation Services department is facing a $700,000 annual budget deficit.

69% of U. of Chicago students support U-Pass

Despite the support it is unlikely the university will implement a U-Pass program for the 2014-2015 school year because the deadline for adding a referendum to the SG elections has passed.

Thales to upgrade W. Virginia U. Personal Rapid Transit system

Will provide train control, a passenger information system, platform display signs, and steering rail design equipment, as well as upgrade the fare collection systems. The new system will be operational in 2016.

Cornell U. may end free rides for 1st-year students

The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit reportedly sees an annual deficit of more than $700,000, partially caused by an increase in first-year students who use the service, which has driven down the subsidy amount the agency receives per student.

Northwestern U.'s SafeRide never in danger

City officials refute claims made last week saying university was forced to stop offering rides between off-campus locations. Senior official also said the university did not do enough to make sure students knew of the reduction in service, which occurred after spring break.

Colorado State U. launching new on-campus shuttle

The new, free system, which will officially begin running late this summer, is operated in partnership with the City of Fort Collins Transfort bus system and the Associated Students of CSU.

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