03/28/2017

 

 




  UConn rolls out 10 New Flyer buses
 

Bus service at UConn has certainly changed since the school’s early days, when students rode in an old Pierce-Arrow they jokingly called the “Black Maria,” a common nickname for police paddy wagons.

By Stephanie Reitz - UConn Comm

Bus service at UConn has certainly changed since the school’s early days, when students rode in an old Pierce-Arrow they jokingly called the “Black Maria,” a common nickname for police paddy wagons.

From that time almost 100 years ago, UConn’s bus fleet has improved substantially in style and reliability — and the 10 new vehicles introduced last week represent a significant jump forward into the next generation of high-tech buses.

UConn Transportation Services put the new buses into service starting Thursday, and parked one of them on Fairfield Way to give students and employees the chance to check out the new 35-foot vehicles, ask questions, and provide suggestions about UConn’s bus service.

The new buses each have 16 USB ports along with bike racks, “kneeling” technology that lowers the front to help people get on and off more easily, soft blue LED lighting, and other technology. Starting in the next academic year, they’ll also have Wi-Fi service.

“The new buses are state-of-the-art, modern vehicles that will be dependable and far more cost-efficient to operate,” said Dennis Solensky, GM of transportation and fleet services at UConn Transportation, which operates the......................... READ MORE >

 

 
  UMA names interim President/CEO
 

Steve Klika, who is managing the national search process to replace retiring United Motorcoach Association (UMA) President/CEO Victor Parra, will serve in the interim, beginning April 1, while the recruitment process continues.

Klika is the former president of the International Motorcoach Group (IMG) and has been active in recruiting new leadership for numerous motorcoach companies and trade associations in the U.S. and Canada.

Parra, who is set to retire March 31, served as UMA’s chief executive for nearly...  READ MORE >

 
 
 

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