University Transit by Metro Magazine

January 5, 2015

Drexel students vying to design Disney-themed transport system

The students will present their idea for the future of Sydney, Australia to a panel of judges in hopes of taking home a $3,000 first-place prize and the opportunity to intern at Walt Disney Imagineering – the creative design team behind those world-famous theme parks and attractions. full story

Community celebrates life of Duke U. driver

Vincent Orlando Davis, who had worked as a driver for Duke University Transit for about the past two years, was killed Dec. 22 in a crash near Duke’s campus, when an 18-year-old man hit a Duke passenger van that Davis was driving. full story

December 23, 2014
BusCon 2014: Hot Products

BusCon 2014 took place in Indianapolis after several years in Chicago. One thing that didn’t change, however, was a packed show floor with all the latest technologies available in the industry today. full story

January 5, 2015
Sonoma County college students to ride buses for free

The program is funded by the Sonoma County general fund and will assist the Supervisors and Sonoma County Transit in determining the affect a free fare program has on ridership, traffic reduction near college campuses and community response to the program. full story

January 5, 2015
When Does Technology on Buses Become the Problem?

Technology was not in my vocabulary as a kid, but now it's at the front of the line. I’m not saying I’m against it, but could we step back a moment and catch our breath when it comes to technology and bus operations? It seems what used to be a fairly unobstructed view of the road ahead, and to the sides of the bus using simple dashboards and adequately sized mirrors, now appears to resemble a cockpit of the world’s most sophisticated aircraft. full story

January 5, 2015
Champaign-Urbana's MTD names new COO

Bryan Smith formerly worked at the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority in Kent, Ohio. The agency is the public transportation provider for Portage County and Kent State University. full story

December 23, 2014
Micro Bird launches dedicated team to tackle commercial bus market

Micro Bird offers a complete line of durable commercial buses for up to 25 passengers, including the D-Series; a dual rear wheel bus made of six longitudinal structural beams combined with one-piece galvanized steel roof bows that enhance safety and rollover protection. full story

December 31, 2014
ETA to provide Memphis U. ITS solution

The solution provides GPS-triggered on-board announcements that automatically broadcast upcoming bus stops over the public address system. The system also allows bus operators and dispatchers to make real-time, ad-hoc announcements. full story


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