University Transit by Metro Magazine

August 31, 2015

Virginia Commonwealth U. retrofits 70% of fleet to propane

The liquid propane conversion marks the first significant step VCU Parking and Transportation has taken in efforts to operate a more sustainable fleet. It puts the university one step closer to its goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 30% below business-as-usual emissions by 2025. full story

August 31, 2015
U. of Colorado, Denver RTD reach naming rights agreement

Contract will cover the A Line commuter rail from Union Station to Denver International Airport (scheduled for 2016 opening), as well as ads on the Flatiron Flyer bus rapid transit line that runs along US 36 from Union Station to Boulder. full story

August 31, 2015
Oklahoma State U. adds 3 MCI D4500 CNGs

Beyond valuing the environmental benefits, OSU likes the lower costs associated with CNG and the riding comfort of the MCI D4500 coach. full story

August 31, 2015
National Express takes over operation of Merced's The BUS

The Bus offers fixed-route and paratransit services to the communities of The Joint Powers Authority of Merced County’s seven member agencies, including the Cities of Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, and Merced, and the County of Merced. full story

August 31, 2015
Shared-Use Mobility Center partners with Zipcar for 'Trade Ally' program

The program will provide private sector operators and innovators with an opportunity to support SUMC's work, which focuses on bringing together a wide range of interests — including government, industry, non-governmental organizations and academics — to help guide the development of the shared mobility industry. full story

August 27, 2015
Phoenix voters approve sales tax increase to fund transportation

Elements of the plan include building an additional 42 miles of light rail throughout the city, providing late night bus and Dial-a-Ride service citywide and repaving over 680 miles of arterial streets. full story

August 26, 2015
The Fight to Reduce Bus Operator Assaults

Transit authority operators nationwide have been victims of sometimes brutally violent acts, but in Philadelphia, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has had a decrease in bus operator assaults by almost 60% since 2011. How did they do that? full story

August 26, 2015
Bike repair kiosks coming to select MARTA stations

MARTA partnered with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, a bike advocacy and rider education organization, to initiate the campaign and identify locations for the repair kiosks. full story


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