University Transit by Metro Magazine

April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014
UMass replaces shuttle provider due to fed safety violations

Decision comes following Crystal Transport Inc.'s operating authority was revoked by the FMCSA for safety violations. full story

April 7, 2014
Transit cuts could make U. of Wash. student rides longer

Proposition 1 would add one-tenth of a cent to the sales tax and set an annual car-tab fee of $60 to maintain King County Metro’s service at current levels. Students who commute to University of Washington and other area schools will be particularly hard-hit if the measure is rejected. full story

April 7, 2014
Boston U. students must now show IDs to ride bus

BUS shuttle buses are meant for university students and faculty only. Parking and Transportation Services started the enforcement measure after students and faculty voiced concerns about non-university affiliated people riding the shuttles. full story

April 7, 2014
U. of La.-Lafayette vote to double transportation fee

The new funds will be used to replace 11 of UL's oldest full-sized buses, construct at least a couple covered bus stops and possibly launch a new shopping shuttle service. full story

April 7, 2014
Syracuse U. adds Zimride to transportation options

The program will be offered and supported by three campus departments: the Sustainability Division, the Office of Parking and Transit Services, and the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services. full story

April 7, 2014
U. of Mich. launches SafeRide app

Two seniors created SafeRide, which students can use to order a ride directly from their phone or computer. They designed the app in part to reduce wait times by alerting users when buses are en route and arrive at a stop. full story

April 7, 2014
Lamers adds new intercity bus route

In addition to Green Bay-Madison and Green Bay-Milwaukee routes, Lamers offers a Campus Connect route on Fridays and Sundays while schools are in session that includes University of Wisconsin (UW)-Green Bay, Appleton, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Madison. full story


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