WAVE Tech. to deploy first commercial electric bus at U. of Utah

The system operates by wirelessly charging the battery from a charging pad located under the road surface.

Brown U. expansion includes comprehensive transportation plan

Intent is to rely on several modes of transportation as it expands into the Jewelry District, including pedestrian and bicycles, to maintain the intimate, walkable feel of College Hill.

U. of Chicago adding card readers to all shuttles

Previously, members of the university were “encouraged” to display a valid UCID when boarding a shuttle, with the policy not being strictly enforced.

Ridership on U. of Tenn. system up 55%

Amounts to an increase of 96,078 primarily student passengers. The increase is attributed to UT branding on new buses run by First Transit, making them more visible, and bus tracking technology.

Toronto area students launch survey, call for more transit access

The survey asks about the routes and services students use; when students use transit the most; and whether they use or would use services such as request stop programs or discounts for college and university students. Students are also organizing a series of campus town halls to raise awareness about public transit.

U. of La. Lafayette names new transportation director

Cheri Soileau previously worked as a senior transit planner for the Denton County Transportation Authority and planned and scheduled bus routes, including nine university shuttles, for the University of North Texas.

DePaul students vent about Ventra

The event was attended by SGA members as well as members of the universities’ administration and representatives from the Chicago Transit Authority.

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