First Transit readies for 'back-to-school' season with 'Tiger' systems

Posted on September 15, 2016

Princeton University's Tiger Transit. Photo: First Transit
Princeton University's Tiger Transit. Photo: First Transit
First Transit is getting ready for the back-to-school season across 28 universities and colleges. First Transit is the largest provider of transportation solutions for universities and colleges in North America, with a fleet of more than 600 buses.

First Transit provides integrated transportation solutions for universities and colleges all over the country,” said Scott Conroy, area VP, First Transit. “Princeton University’s TigerTransit transportation system and Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Tiger Trails system are examples of two great partnerships. Each provides bus operations for students and faculty to have access to transportation throughout campus and the surrounding area.”

First Transit partnered with LSU to incorporate 31 new Tiger Trails buses into their campus transportation system. Tiger Trails carries more than 40,000 faculty, staff, students and visitors daily. The First Transit team has started to plan the transportation needs for the 2016 LSU home football games, which draws more than 100,000 fans to Tiger Stadium each game.

Louisiana State University's Tiger Trails service. Photo: First Transit
Louisiana State University's Tiger Trails service. Photo: First Transit

“At LSU, we do all we can to provide parking and transportation options that appeal to our campus constituents. The number one goal is always customer service and working to match our services to the needs and wants of the LSU community. It can be challenging at times, but good business partnerships help us move toward reaching our goal,” said Jeff Campbell, director of parking & transportation, Louisiana State University.

First Transit manages another tiger-themed transit system some 1,300 miles north of LSU’s Baton Rouge campus. At Princeton University in New Jersey, stops for TigerTransit are coordinated with the recently expanded bike and car share programs. The UMatter TigerTransit bus, in partnership with university student organizations, provides a safe and convenient ride home from the university dining halls to the undergraduate residences during the weekend. The First Transit team at Princeton moves more than 10,000 passengers a week on TigerTransit.

“We are committed to providing parking and transportation services that promote sustainability, accessibility and mobility for the Princeton University community,” said Kim Jackson, director of transportation, Princeton University.

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