University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services

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Areas Served East Bank, West Bank and St. Paul University of MN Twin City campuses
Number Of Routes 5[1]
2010 Ridership 4,044,192[2]
Website: University of MN PTS: Bus

System Overview

University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services operates a system of five fixed routes, known as Campus Shuttles, serving and connecting the University of Minnesota Twin Cities college campuses. First Transit operates and maintains the bus fleet for the University. Most of the buses are owned by First with a couple of GILLIG hybrid models being owned by the University itself.

Routes

The following routes are currently provided by U of MN PTS:

Route Number Provider Service Type Areas Served Notes
121 University of MN PTS Shuttle U of M Campuses
  • [3]
  • Operates year-round, lower frequency when classes are not in session
123 University of MN PTS Shuttle U of M East Bank Campus
  • [4]
  • Operates when classes are in session
124 University of MN PTS Shuttle U of M St. Paul Campus
  • [5]
  • Operates when classes are in session

Fleet

Active

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger Seats Notes
548, 549 ? Ford/StarTrans E-450/Senator Owned by First Transit.
3810-3821 University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services 3816-a.jpg 2008 Van Hool A300L Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Owned by First Transit.
3822-3824, 3826 University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services 3824-a.jpg 2008 Van Hool AG300 Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Owned by First Transit.
3825 University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services 3825-a.jpg 2008 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system 35 American Seating InSight Owned by the University.
3827 University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services 3827-a.jpg 2010 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system 35 American Seating InSight Owned by the University.
3828 2012 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102R2)
Cummins ISB Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
  • Owned by the University.
  • Option from Nashville MTA contract.[6]
? NFI D40LF

Retired

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger Seats Notes
467-470 2002 NFI D60LF Cummins ISL Allison B500R Owned by First Transit.
622-625 2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R 38 American Seating 6468
  • Owned by First Transit.
  • Standby fleet.
  • 622 & 623 were used as reserve units for both the U service and Delta Airlines shuttle.
626-633 1994 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 4HP590
634-635 1997 NABI 416.09 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • Ex-AC Transit 2925 & 2924; purchased through ABC Companies in 2007.
  • Owned by First Transit.
  • Traded back to ABC Companies for Van Hools in late 2008.

Paratransit

ADA complementary paratransit service is available on all University of Minnesota Twin City campuses for persons physically unable to use the fixed route buses. This service is usually operated with cutaways and vans.

External links

References

  1. University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Service Website: Campus Connectors Retrieved on March 27th, 2012
  2. MN Dept. of Transportation 2011 Transit Report: P. 98 Retrieved February 24th, 2012
  3. umn.edu/pts/bus/connectors Retrieved on April 5th, 2012
  4. umn.edu/pts/bus/circulators Retrieved on April 5th, 2012
  5. umn.edu/pts/bus/circulators Retrieved on April 5th, 2012
  6. metropolitan Council Transportation Committee Meeting agenda: Authorization to Execute Grant Agreement with The University of Minnesota Retrieved on March 27th, 2012