Topic : university transit

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Kent State University seeks shuttle bus alternative

University| February 23, 2009
Seeking contractor to provide 27,000 hours of service in the first year of the contract. Fleet size is expected to be 14 buses, including 12 26-passenger vehicles and two buses for passengers with special needs.

Marketing bus services to new students

University| February 23, 2009
More than four of five campuses (83 percent) reported posting transit system maps or schedules on their websites. Slightly more than one in 10 (11 percent) use bus wraps to help advertise the school’s bus program.
Accessibility| February 23, 2009

Transporting passengers using mobility devices

Wheelchairs that are too heavy; too many wheelchairs; and transporting passengers in a non-sterile state were the major issues provided.
Bus| February 20, 2009

METRO Briefs

NYCT tests three-door bus. Poll: Utah wants more trains. D.C. Metro proposes service cuts.
Bus| February 9, 2009

California campus unveils bus tracking system

GPS-based system continually updates the location of Cal Poly Pomona’s six shuttle buses, which cover three routes.
Rail| February 9, 2009

ASU college holds ‘light rail party’

Students, faculty and staff participated in a competition last Friday to encourage use of the light rail system operated by Valley Metro in Phoenix.
University| February 9, 2009

Storms create university transit staffing issues

Some schools do not classify student workers as “essential/emergency support employees” and thus cannot require them to work during weather emergencies.
Accessibility| February 5, 2009

Travel Software to Aid Disabled Riders

To use the Travel Assistance Device, riders simply plan their trip online and follow the visual and verbal instructions on their cell phone.
Accessibility| January 7, 2009

METRO Briefs

Rail firm accused in L.A. crash. FMCSA steps up operator vetting system. USF developing device to help disabled riders.
University| December 22, 2008

Current issues university transit operations are facing

Ridership fluctuations, funding, maintaining aging fleet and meeting parking demands are some issues at the forefront for university transit system operators.

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