University Transit by Metro Magazine

June 22, 2015

Lextran, U. of Ky. reach U-Pass agreement

The program includes all Lextran routes, both on- and off- campus, allowing UK students, faculty and staff to travel to from, and around campus while also accessing the city. full story

June 22, 2015
U. of Georgia officials consider going electric

The university, which recently hosted a New Flyer electric bus, could purchase 16 electric buses and retire most of its pre-2007 buses if the U.S. Department of Transportation approves an $11.5 million grant. full story

June 22, 2015
Utah Valley U. adds texting lane

The university’s concept originally started as a laughing matter, but quickly went viral after the realization of how dangerous texting and walking actually is. full story

June 17, 2015
Transit Contractors Leveraging Tech to Help Fleets Work 'Smarter'

Four executives explain how they work to balance the reality of limited transit budgets with increasing customer service requirements and adapting to growing paratransit service demand. full story

June 22, 2015
N.Y.'s CDTA adds a new school to its Universal Access program

The agreement with SUNY Polytechnic Institute includes additional service and new bus stops to be constructed along Fuller Road adjacent to the campus. full story

June 19, 2015
San Diego MTS bans electronic cigarettes

Fines associated with the ban will be $50 for the first offense, $75 for the second offense and $100 for the third and subsequent offense. full story

June 18, 2015
Heineken campaign uses 'music' of the subway

Musician James Murphy’s plan is to give each New York MTA turnstile a unique sound, which he says could change the users experience from being a “nightmare” to a “beautiful time.” full story

June 16, 2015
XL Hybrids expands product line with GM Cutaway/Cab Chassis

The new product would allow universities, transit agencies and for-hire transportation companies that use small shuttle buses to easily cut fuel costs while supporting sustainability efforts. full story


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