University Transit by Metro Magazine

August 18, 2014

Calif. university adding 12 electric vehicles

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has made it a goal to promote sustainability on its campus, and this initiative is part of that vision. The campus expects higher usage of electric vehicles locally with the presence of the charging stations. full story

Penn. St., transit system expand discounted pass program

Users of the program receive a mass transit pass valid on all CATABUS routes at the reduced rate of $5 per month, with Transportation Services covering the remaining cost of each pass to provide graduate students with a sustainable and affordable means of getting to and from campus. full story

August 12, 2014
Who should be included in METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade?

METRO Magazine will be profiling influential contributors to the public transportation industry in the September/October issue. Let us know who should be recognized in this special feature! full story

August 18, 2014
New apartment complex leaves U. of S. Carolina looking for options

With no shuttle service set to provide transportation to and from a new complex, dubbed The Hub, students will have to drive, walk, bike or use the city bus to get to school. full story

August 15, 2014
'Pop-up' bus co. Bridj to expand service in Boston area

The company had been testing three routes using fixed pickups, will operate with an initial capacity of about 500 riders a day and scale up to 15,000 passengers over time. full story

August 15, 2014
19th BusCon Moves to Indianapolis, Touts Education and More

The Expo will feature plenty of vehicles and technology on the show floor as well as an expanded educational program covering an array of topics, including safety, compliance, accessibility and finding cost efficiencies. full story

August 18, 2014
Coastal Carolina U. launches alternative transportation program

Teal Transportation brings together several transportation alternatives for students, including the campus shuttle, biking, Zipcar and a password-protected online ride board where students can actively seek rides with other students. full story


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