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The U of MN Parking and Transportation Services department recently redesigned the campus shuttle network. In addition to adding some service and changing routing for the existing lines, their contractor First Transit has also apparently added some new units. There is now another 30' LF/BRT Hybrid, I'm guessing it replaced one of the cutaways. Additionally some secondhand D40LF were added. I saw units 3333 and 4438. I have no idea where they're from. Both have flip dot destination signs and I believe ISC or ISL engines. I'll try to ride one the next time I get the chance to transitfan. Of course the Van Hool AG300 artics, A300L, and Gillig 40' Hybrid units are still the backbone of the Campus Shuttle fleet. I haven't seen either of the 2002 Gillig LF, 624 or 625 recently. If they aren't still spares for the PTS fleet then I'm guessing they were transferred to the DELTA Airlines/MSP campus fleet. I see former U of MN shuttles 622 or 623 on the runway shuttles at the airport constantly.
While in the Grand Forks area, I stopped by the UND campus to get a couple photos of their campus shuttles. They have a six bus fleet: (1) 2001 AmTran (1) 2002 International (2) 2004 International (1) 2007 International (1) 2011 International No fleet numbers seem to be used, only a special set of plates, I assume these are part of a fleet series for the UND motorpool. the fleet is owned and operated directly by UND. Historically UND also provided motorcoach services to its students and staff for any University related needs. From a couple of photos floating in the cloud on Bing search results, these appeared to be an MC-9 and an E4500 or J4500. I can't get solid links to the photos themselves though. While this is not really a public transit system I thought perhaps some might be interested in seeing these unique 'school' buses.