University Transit by Metro Magazine

February 2, 2015

Mother wants UConn to ban student bus drivers

A UConn spokesperson defended the use of student drivers, saying they undergo at least 30 hours of training and must get a commercial driver’s license. full story

S.F. State shuttles better accommodate wheelchair users

The fleet replaces older, smaller vehicles that featured lifts that took up to 20 minutes to load the passenger due to their design. full story

February 2, 2015
Long Beach Transit to launch TAP payment card

As of Sunday, Long Beach Transit riders can no longer purchase most paper bus passes or use pennies to pay for fares. full story

January 30, 2015
Photos: Chicago Union Station

A glimpse of Chicago's Union Station, the third busiest rail station in the U.S. after New York's Grand Central and Penn Station. It is the city's primary terminal for commuter trains (Amtrak and Metra). full story

January 30, 2015
APTA: Public transportation riders save $9,069 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Jan. 28, 2015 average national gas price — $2.04 per gallon — and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers. full story

February 2, 2015
All-New Fleet Technology Expo Set for August

FTX is for all fleet types that are looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies. Educational sessions will cover topics ranging from how to turn telematics reports into actionable data to alternative-fuel topics, and ways other software, strategies and equipment can help a fleet streamline operations. full story

January 30, 2015
NJ TRANSIT expands mobile ticketing program

Currently available on all rail lines and most South Jersey bus routes, MyTix will enable bus customers on routes serving Port Authority Bus Terminal, Lower Manhattan and George Washington Bridge to purchase and display monthly interstate bus passes on their mobile devices. full story

January 29, 2015
San Diego upgrades Blue Line with low-floor trolley cars

Other amenities include larger windows, higher ceilings, improved lighting, dedicated seating access for special needs passengers, and more room for standing passengers. full story

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