University Transit by Metro Magazine

July 21, 2014

New CapMetro BRT route to serve UT campus

The fleet underwent a full-scale system test earlier this month, where all 15 MetroRapid 803 buses operated like a regular service day, to make sure the technology and route timing works. full story

U. of Virginia to roll out bike-sharing program

A $350,000 grant from the Virginia DOT, as well as subsidies from UVa’s department of parking and transportation and membership fees, will fund the program. full story

July 17, 2014
Switching Fleet to CNG Was Carefully Weighed Decision for DART

Switching our bus fleet to compressed natural gas from liquefied natural gas and diesel was a carefully weighed decision at DART. But in the end, it was a no-brainer: go with the fuel source that will promote clean air while saving taxpayers $120 million in fuel costs over the next 10 years. full story

July 21, 2014
Streetcar connecting U. of Ariz., downtown set to launch

The project is funded by the Regional Transportation Authority and through federal and other regional funds. full story

July 15, 2014
Bus tour takes Texas teens away from gangs

The bus tour, dubbed the "Future Former Gang Tour," gathered students, community activists, and Dallas Police Gang Unit officers together to view the blight, vandalism, and other issues in gang-afflicted neighborhoods. full story

July 21, 2014
'Shabby Road' - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Clip from late-night satirical television program The Daily Show features host Jon Stewart discussing how funding for America's aging infrastructure hits a few roadblocks when the federal Highway Trust Fund runs out of money. full story

July 18, 2014
REI debuts compact, waterproof radio

To accommodate smaller dashboard real estate in boats, agriculture equipment or off-road vehicles, REI designed the AW10 to be 3.14” wide. This compact size fits most standard tachometer openings for quick and easy installation. full story

July 21, 2014
U. of Mich, transit team for physical therapy transportation

The program is a student-run free clinic and combines health education with physical therapy. It is a sponsored student organization under the University of Michigan-Flint. full story


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Mass Transit Capital Planning
The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit
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Transit Systems: Allowing and optimizing advertising programs
Switching Fleet to CNG Was Carefully Weighed Decision for DART
Providing Service for Those Who Served
How to know when your driver trainees are ready to roll
Why is no one offering same-day ADA paratransit service?